Professional Services

Professional services are rendered by any person, other than as an employee of the agency, contracting to perform activities within the general definition of professional practice. As defined in RCW 39.80, Professional Services are limited to architects (RCW 18.08), engineers and land surveyors (RCW 18.43), and landscape architects (RCW 18.96). The Port of Bellingham contracts for Professional Services in two ways:  

Consultant Roster
The Port of Bellingham is authorized to utilize the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Consultant Roster for projects estimated under $100K. To be eligible to work on projects using a roster process, you are required to register for FREE at and select the Port of Bellingham in your account. If you are already a member of MRSC Rosters, simply select Port of Bellingham in your account. For registration questions, please contact MRSC Rosters at or 206-436-3798.

Request For Proposals
The Port of Bellingham generally follows a Request For Professional Services (RFPS) process for all projects estimated over $100K. Projects are advertised in the Bellingham Herald “Public Notices” section and on the Port of Bellingham’s website.

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to search for Professional Service opportunities. 

*Sign up here to be notified when Request For Proposals are posted to the website.

All successful service providers will be required to execute the Port's Standard Agreement for Professional Services.