Washington PTAC

Opportunities, News, and Events 
 
August 2013
Government Contracting Workshops & Events
 
Interested in a training opportunity not offered in your area? See your PTAC counselor for alternate learning opportunities...List of Upcoming Events

New Laws Enhance Sub-Contracting Plan Oversight

by Tiffany Scroggs
 

 

Effective August 15th, 2013 prime contractors will be required to notify the contracting officer in writing if:

  • they did not use a small business sub-contractor as planned during the bid proposal process or
  • payments to small business sub-contractors are past due beyond 90 days

 

For years, prime contractors have been required to submit sub-contracting plans with goals indicating to government how they will utilize small businesses on specific contracts. As a result, primes are usually always on the lookout for small businesses that can assist them in meeting their small business goals. Contracting officers will have a more direct view into the implementation of these plans.

 

This new rule implements provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.  Read the final rule on the Federal Register

Vetbiz.gov Verified Firms Must Review NAICS Codes in Profile
Remove "Large" NAICS Codes From VetBiz Within 30 Days

 

Steven Koprince

Firms verified by the Veteran Affairs Center for Veteran Enterprise office are now being required to review the NAICS on their profile in the Veteran's Information Portal (VIP) and remove industry codes for which they are considered large business.  According to a recent blog by government contracting attorney Steven Koprince linked here, failing to remove these codes can result in harsh penalties, including debarment. 

 

If you are unsure if you are properly representing your firm's size according to SBA size standards, PTAC can help!  Contact your local counselor for assistance.
Opening Doors Opening Doors
Indian Country and Government Contracting
to Small Businesses 


September 9-10, 2013
Join Native PTAC for their 5th Annual Native American and Veteran Small Business Conference and Tradeshow!  The goal of the event is to help businesses to form a solid foundation for government contracting and to find ways to nurture strong growth. This event blends education, support, and networking with cultural enrichment and amazing food. Register early to secure your spot!

For full details and to register please visit: www.openingdoorsinindiancountry.org
workshopsUpcoming Government Contracting Workshops and Events

Washington PTAC counselors across the state are dedicated to providing businesses with no-cost assistance that will help them meet their government contracting goals. If you are a business in Washington State, please reach out to a counselor near you with your questions and challenges related to finding opportunities, bidding on solicitations, networking with primes, getting paid, registrations, certifications, and more!

 

Interested in a training opportunity not offered in your area? See your PTAC counselor for alternate learning opportunities.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.washingtonptac.org/events.

 

Washington PTAC events in Printable PDF  

gov101
Government Contracting 101 - The Basics of Selling to the Federal Government
 

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

 

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton

Wed, Aug 14, 2013  from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated-Spokane

Thu, Sept 5, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Highline Community College-Kent

Tue, Sept 10, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Economic Alliance Snohomish County-Everett

Wed, Sept 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Bates Technical College-Tacoma

Wed, Sept 18, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Highline Community College-Kent

Wed, Oct 2, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce-Walla Walla

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated-Spokane

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

 

advgovAdvanced Government Contracting Workshops 

 

Prime OUTREACH: Being a Subcontractor

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton 

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Methods of Procurement

Bates Technical College - Tacoma 

Wed, Aug 21, 2013  from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

 

Building a Capabilities Statement

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane 

Thu, Sept 5, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Putting Together a Successful Bid Package

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton 

Wed, Sept 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Marketing to the Government

Economic Development Association of Skagit County - Mount Vernon

Wed, Sept 11, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Understanding Governmnet Contracting Solicitations

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center - Kennewick

Tue, Sept 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Line Cards & Capability Statements

Clallam Economic Development Council - Port Angeles

Wed, Sept 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Woman Owned Small Business Certification Process

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane

Fri, Sept 27, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

GSA 101

Economic Alliance Snohomish County-Everett 

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

GSA 101

Bates Technical College-Tacoma 

Wed, Oct 23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

 

buyerMeet the Buyer Events

 

Doing Business with the Navy

Economic Alliance Snohomish County  - Everett 

Thu, Sept 12, 2013 form 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

Doing Business with WSDOT

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center - Kennewick

Tue, Sept 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

 

smallbizSmall Business Administration Workshops 

 

SBA Virtual Loan Briefing - Webinar

Thu, Aug 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

SBA Loan Seminar - Olympia

Tue, Aug 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business Federal Tax Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business State and Local Tax Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Government Contracting Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

SBA Loan Seminar - Olympia

Tue, Sept 3, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

SBA Virtual Loan Briefing - Webinar

Thu, Sept 5, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business Federal Tax Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Sept 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

Thu, Sept 12, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business State and Local Tax Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Sept 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

Thu, Sept 26, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Government Contracting Workshop - Seattle

Thu, Sept 26, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Renton Technical College Biz Fair - Renton

Sat, Sept 28, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

partnerPartner Events

 

GCAP Class - Portland

Fri, Aug 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Contract Changes: Action Planning for Success - Webinar

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

Subcontract Terms & Conditions-No Nonsense Guidance for Primes and Subs - Webinar

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is coming to Seattle!

Fri, Aug 16-17, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Scheduling on Complex Projects - Seattle

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

National HUBZone Conference - Fairfax, Virginia

Mon, Sept 9, 2013

 

Opening Doors in Indian Country 2013 - Marysville

Mon, Sept 9-10, 2013

 

Business Certificate Program - Tri-Cities

Mon, Sept 9, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Pricing Adjustments & Contract Changes, Adapting to a Modified Bargain - Webinar

Tue, Sept 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Washington Construction Law - 20th Annual Training Seminar - Seattle

Wed, Sept 11-12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Pacific Northwest Defense Symposium w/ Kitsap EDA - Bremerton

Tue, Sept 24-25, 2013

 

Visit the PTAC Calendar to register for these and other events.

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(360) 754-6320 

Stephanie Scott 

Tiffany Scroggs

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Economic Alliance Snohomish County   

(425) 248-4223

Jean Hales

 

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

(360) 377-9499

Mary Jo Juarez

Theresa Mangrum

Kathy Cocus 

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated

(509) 321-3641  

Leslie Miller

 

Bates Technical College

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Highline Community College

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Darrell Sundell

 

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

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