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DES Solicitation for Childcare Provider Services

Department of Enterprise Services
Solicitation No. 20-0010
Childcare Provider Services at the Washington State Capitol Campus Childcare Center

Competitive Solicitation posting date: May 16, 2021

Bid due date: June 30, 2021 (this is subject to change)

Find the full solicitation at Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) 

Vendors MUST be registered in WEBS to download the solicitation and receive any notifications through WEBS of solicitation amendments or other updates.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Enterprise Services intend to award one business to provide professional, licensed and certified childcare services provider to operate, manage, and staff the Washington State Capitol Childcare Center located on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia, Washington (collectively “Childcare Provider Services”). The Washington State Capitol Campus Childcare Center (“Capitol Campus Childcare Center”) is a newly constructed, approximately 9,600 square foot state-owned facility designed and equipped specifically for use as a childcare center to accommodate approximately 90 children. The site plan and information on the Capitol Campus Childcare Center is included in the solicitation posting on WEBS. The Capitol Campus Childcare Center must operate Monday – Friday, year around, excluding state holidays. The awarded bidder for Childcare Provider Services at the Capitol Campus Childcare Center will enroll and serve eligible children of Washington State employees (infants older than six months, toddlers, and preschoolers). To the extent that state employee enrollment demand is insufficient to utilize the facility’s resources, the awarded contractor will be allowed to supplement enrollment with eligible
children of non-state employees, up to a maximum enrollment of ninety (90) eligible children.


CONTRACT TERM: 72 months

INCLUSION PLAN: Not Applicable


  • Executive Order 18-03 – Workers’ Rights (Mandatory employee arbitration and class action
  • Washington small business
  • Certified veteran-owned business

COMMODITY CODES: 958-22-Child Care Center Management and Operation Services, 952-18-Child Care Services (Incl. the Food Program), 952-25-Day Care (Preschool), 952-28-Day Care Training Consortium, 952-68-Personal Care Services

DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS: All questions must be submitted in writing to the Procurement Coordinator no later than June 15, 2021. The contract coordinator is Scott Henderson and can be reached at [email protected]

DES CUSTOMER SERVICE: [email protected]v or (360) 902-7400.

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