Washington PTAC

Opportunities, News, and Events 

October 2013

October
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Construction Scheduling and Bonding for Small Businesses 
Last chance to register!
 
 
October 3, 2013 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Red Wind Casino
12819 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia, WA 
 
Scheduling is an integral part of construction contracts. This class will be an introduction to the concepts of scheduling and CPM (Critical Path Method). Bonding is required on most projects and will also be taught in this class. [Read more]
 
**There are 100 seats available and lunch will be provided (courtesy of Nisqually Indian
Tribe). There is no cost to the attendee. Each company will have the opportunity to send
one employee, and if seating permits, an additional employee may attend. 
Will the Government Shutdown affect Contractors?

How the shutdown will affect government contractors is a complicated and uncertain issue.  If the shutdown lasts only a few days, you may not be affected at all.  In the event of a longer shutdown, it depends upon the nature of your contract.  Click here to read an article on this topic posted on FCW.com earlier this week. 
 

Learn the status of government services during the shutdown. For additional updates and insights on the impacts of the shutdown, the Federal Times is a good resource, including this interesting Federal Times article on the DoD contract award process through the shutdown.

 

Washington PTAC Counselors are available to help you research and understand operations within agencies you are currently doing business with.

gsaGSA Schedule

Learn how to obtain a GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract

 

Free classes in October will teach businesses the basics and provide follow up support.

 

Federal buyers purchase $50 billion annually through the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Program. GSA offers over 20 million supplies and services through this procurement vehicle, with over 19,000 contracts, 80% of which are with small businesses. 

 

Washington PTAC is hosting four upcoming no-cost GSA 101 workshops in October throughout the state to help local businesses grow by contracting with the United States General Services Administration.  These free workshops, intended for established businesses, will provide attendees with information and tips on the basics of pursuing GSA MAS (Multiple Award Schedule) contracts. Attendees will learn:

  • What evaluation criteria must be met to be considered for a contract award
  • How to navigate through the Schedule's eLibrary
  • The necessary paperwork involved in submitting an acceptable offer for consideration of award


Workshop participants will receive no-cost follow-up assistance from the Washington PTAC team if they decide to pursue a GSA MAS contract.

 

Workshop:          GSA 101 Workshop - Everett

Date:                  Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9 am - 11:30 am

Location:             Economic Alliance Snohomish County, 808 134th Avenue SW

Register:             To register for the class in Everett, click here

 

Workshop:          GSA 101 Workshop - Kennewick

Date:                  Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 10 am - Noon

Location:             Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd

Register:             To register for the class in Kennewick, click here

 

Workshop:          GSA 101 Workshop - Lacey

Date:                  Wednesday, October 16, 201310 am - Noon

Location:            Thurston Economic Development Council, 665 Woodland Sq Lp 

Register:             To register for the class in Lacey, click here

  

Workshop:          GSA 101 Workshop - Tacoma

Date:                  Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location:             Bates Technical College, 1101 S. Yakima Avenue, Room M123B

Register:             To register for the class in Tacoma, click here

grantGrant County Vendor Roster now seeking new businesses!
 

Grant County maintains and is seeking to expand its Vendor Roster for the purchase of materials, equipment, supplies and/or services with an estimated value between $5,000 and $25,000 and is soliciting/encouraging businesses to join. As an equal opportunity employer, this invitation extends to all qualifying businesses, including those that are minority and woman-owned. 

 

Joining is free and Grant County would be pleased to have your qualifying business as a resource.  [Read more]

 


Please contact June Strickler, Grant County's Administrative Services Coordinator, with any questions: 509-754-2011 x 637 or [email protected]

 

EventsUpcoming 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 on any of the events below or to register, please click the link provided on each event or visit www.washingtonptac.org/events
 
 
 
 

 

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 3, 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.

 

Highline Community College Outreach Center - Kent 

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

Thurston Economic Development Council - Lacey

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

 

Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center - Kennewick 

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

 

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

 

advancedAdvanced Government Contracting 

 

GSA 101 - Everett

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

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

 

GSA 101 - Kennewick

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

GSA 101 - Lacey

Thurston Economic Development Council

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

GSA 101 - Tacoma

Bates Technical College

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

 

Accounting for Subs - Bremerton

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

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

 

Methods of Procurement-Tacoma

Bates Technical College

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

 

  

partnereventsPartner Events

 

Export Controls: Awareness and Application (ITAR and EAR) - Redmond

Microsoft Conference Center

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Scheduling and Bonding for Small Business - Olympia

Red Wind Casino

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

The Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum - University Place

Environmental Services Building

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

GSA Training Part I: Doing Business with GSA Overview - Webinar

Mon, Oct 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Foreign Government Procurements - Strategies and Methods for International Sales - Webinar

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

 

USACE Industry Day - Walla Walla

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

Tue, Oct 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

2013 Idaho Business Opportunity Conference(IBOC) - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene Inn and Resort

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

 

Prevailing Wage Training - Spokane

Labor and Industries

Fri, Oct 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

2013 Training Conference and Trade Show - Tacoma

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

Tue, Oct 29-30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

 

Prevailing Wage Training - Vancouver

Northwest Regional Training Center

Fri, Nov 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Primer on Labor and Employment Issues for Government Contractors - Webinar

Tue, Nov 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

 

sbaeventsSmall Business Administration (SBA) Events

 

SBA Virtual Loan Briefing - Webinar

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m

 

Small Business Federal Tax Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business State and Local Tax Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Government Contracting Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

SBA Loan Seminar - Olympia

Thurston County Chamber

Tue, Nov 5, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

SBA Virtual Loan Briefing - Webinar

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business Federal Tax Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Small Business State and Local Tax Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Nov 28, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

SBA Loan Briefing - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Nov 28, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Government Contracting Workshop - Seattle

SBA Education Center

Thu, Nov 28, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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SubSubcontracting Opportunities:

Marine/Waterfront MACC with Nova Group 

 

Marine/Waterfront MACC with Kiewitt

 

Grant County Vendor Roster

 

UW: Long House with Jones and Jones

 

UW: Montlake Triangle with Sellen

 

Factoria Transfer Station with PCL 

 

SR 18 Interchange with Atkinson

 

Washington PTAC is always receiving opportunities for small businesses to work with Prime Contractors, please check our blog frequently and like us on Facebook to be kept in the know with upcoming opportunities. 

 

Washington PTAC Offices

 Locations

Thurston Economic Development Council

Main center for Washington PTAC
(360) 754-6320 

Stephanie Scott 

Tiffany Scroggs

Traci Hansen 

 

 

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

(253) 680-7054 

Tom Westerlund  

 

Highline Community College

(206) 592-4146  

Darrell Sundell

 

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

(509) 491-3231

Ashley Bennington-Coronado

 

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

(360) 694-2588

Jordana Barclay

 

  


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