Search for Construction Jobs & Bids in Washington

Since 2012, the demand for residential and commercial contractors in the United States has steadily increased, creating the biggest backlog of construction projects in years. Many Washington general contractors are now scrambling to find enough subcontractors and suppliers to keep their projects on schedule and meet completion dates. Recent industry analysis indicates this increased consumer demand will continue for the next five years, so there’s no shortage of active and upcoming construction projects in Washington, with many of them having funding upwards of a billion dollars and more that are ready for your crews and are or waiting for your bid.

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Looking for construction projects and bids in Washington?

PlanHub allows you to see all the completed projects and current projects available for bid throughout Washington state. You can search by a specific location starting with large cities like Seattle or Spokane to check out bids for road work projects and tenant improvement projects. This applies to even rural communities, such as Goldendale, to quickly find any other type of project from renovation, to infrastructure, to multi-family, hospital, road projects, to even capital projects with a few mouse clicks. You can quickly find remodel or infrastructure projects in and around Tacoma. You can learn more about PlanHub’s Washington subcontractor jobs here.

What you should know about Washington construction projects and bids

Washington requires all contractors to hold a current Washington contractor’s license issued by the Contractors State License Board. In addition, there may be specific bond and insurance requirements listed in greater detail on the state website.

If you’re considering bidding on construction projects in Washington, you will want to visit the Washington Worker Safety website. Understanding the state’s latest worker safety requirements will be helpful as you prepare your bids for Washington construction projects.

Subcontractors and suppliers report that they struggle to find and connect with reputable and busy general contractors. PlanHub has reviewed the latest construction industry data to determine Washington’s most prominent and active general contractors, and here are their website links. 

FAQs about construction projects and bids in Washington

There is no schedule or regulatory process for posting new blueprints to a plan room or to start the bidding process. Plans for new construction projects go out to bid once the architect receives approval from the project owner who has finalized the plans. Depending on the project’s size, scope, and complexity, new drawings can take a few weeks to several months to complete. Once PlanHub receives a new construction project, the plans, specs, and bidders list are available to you online within a few hours.

Once you’re properly licensed, you may take the initiative and begin submitting your bid to the general contractors bidding on the project, or to the project owner directly. Log in to the PlanHub plan room to pick and choose the projects that match your trade or scope of work, and then start your usual takeoff process. Certain publicly funded projects may contain specific bidding requirements or forms, typically included with the plans and specs.

The Washington AGC and the Inland Northwest AGC chapters provides training, support, and business resources to help contractors build a better construction environment for the future.

Since most state building codes provide a baseline of occupant safety and comfort, some similarities from one state to the next are to be expected. However, each state creates its building code to address unique localized environmental issues such as hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, flooding, and even earthquakes.

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