Consultant prequalification

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) solicits interest from consultants who wish to be prequalified to provide professional services for WSDOT. Firms that complete the prequalification process will be eligible to compete for select WSDOT projects.

WSDOT Consultant Services Office (CSO) accepts consultant prequalification applications year-round. Review the current advertisement link below to see which categories are best suited for your firm. When ready, you can start the application process from the same link.

Current categories and rosters of prequalified consultants

2022 Prequalification categories and rosters (PDF 27KB)

WSDOT prequalification process

The consultant process flow chart (PDF 181KB) helps give you a better understanding of each phase of the prequalification process.

For more information on the request, selection and agreement negotiation, see the internal process - flow chart (PDF 154KB).

WSDOT Prequalification questions and answers (PDF 77KB).

Prequalification forms

Upon acceptance of the prequalification application (item 1 below), consultants must submit financial information to complete the process. The prequalification award letter requests items two through five below along with the firm’s approved indirect cost rate (ICR)

The WSDOT Internal Audit Office reviews a firm’s ICR for all WSDOT projects to include the prequalification roster. See the audit office page for information on the ICR review steps and forms to submit for review.

If a firm is unfamiliar with the ICR, they may want to consider the safe harbor program. Information about this program is also available on the audit office page.   

Financial documentation forms and templates

Slow down – lives are on the line.

In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.