Want More Bid Opportunities? Join MRSC Rosters!

Did you know that every year in the state of Washington over 10,000 small public works projects are completed totaling over $2 billion in government contracts? These contracts are valued at under $350,000 and are not required to be publicly advertised, so businesses must sign up for a small works roster to bid on these contracts.

MRSC Rosters is Washington's most widely used statewide small works roster directory, connecting thousands of businesses to 660 public agencies across the state. For a minimal annual fee, you can list which services and goods your business provides – including public works, purchases (vendor roster), and consulting services – and which public agencies you want to work with. Government agencies will then reach out directly to obtain bids for these small contracts. 

To see if your target agencies are using this Roster and apply, visit Is a small works roster a good next step for your business? Contact your local PTAC advisor to discuss.

Alliance Northwest 2023 to be held at Tacoma Convention Center

March 16, 2023 - Sponsor Today

Early Bird Attendee Discount is in Effect

For over 30 years, Alliance Northwest has been one of the largest business-to-government events in the Northwest, featuring subject matter experts and opportunities to connect buyers and sellers in the public marketplace. The event is back IN PERSON this year and moving to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center! We are also keeping a virtual component to give even more resources and access to enhance the business-to-government interaction. Interested in speaking at the event? Apply here.

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Certification is currently in transition from US Veterans Affairs to the US Small Business Administration. As a result, no new applications or renewals are being processed at this time. SBA is launching a new “My SBA” certification portal next year. SDVOSBs will have until January 1 2024 to get certified in order to bid on SDVOSB Set Aside Contracts. After that time, self-certification will no longer be acceptable. PTAC is tracking this program closely. Contact your advisor for more information.

Contact Us

Contact a PTAC Counselor today for assistance with all your government contracting questions. Click on a counselor's name to email them or give them a call at the phone number listed.

Main Center

Thurston EDC

4220 6th Ave.

Lacey, WA 98503


Program Manager

Tiffany Scroggs


Kate Hoy

Trena Payton 

Maryam Lynch-Tate

Marnie Tyson

Lisa Lagerstrom

Sub Centers

Economic Alliance

Snohomish County   

(425) 248-4223

Cara Buckingham

Greater Spokane Inc.

(509) 321-3646

Aleesha Roedel

Columbia River Economic Development Council

(503) 694-9403

Jeannet Santiago

Green River College

(253) 520-6267

Darrell Sundell

Melinda Martirosian


Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

(360) 377-9499

Mary Jo Juarez

Leslie Miller

James Davis

Tri-City Regional

Chamber of Commerce

(509) 491-3231



  • SBA Adjusts Size Standards, Economic Disadvantage Limits, and 8(a) Sole Source Dollar Limits for Inflation reports SmallGovCon. Notably, the construction size standard jumped from $35.5m to $45, a 13% increase.
  • Public Works: Local government agencies continue to report low competition on their public works procurements. Firms seeking to enter this marketplace or grow their business through more public works procurements should work with PTAC. Advisors can work with firms to ensure they are registered in all the right places in order to be notified of opportunities and are bidding responsively. 
  • Public Works: Washington PTAC is launching a new workshop series for small public works firms with expert trainers. View the full line up of live, interactive online trainings here
  • Small Works Roster: DES has a posted opening for their Small Works Roster. Log in to WEBS and search: 49192.
  • Space Engineers: Blue Origin, NASA, and other primes will be at the December 8th PNDC Supply Chain Opportunities Conference - Innovation & Opportunities in Space.

Bid Opportunities

Contracting opportunities - Find Federal, State and Local government Contracting Opportunities
Subcontracting Opportunities
Subcontracting opportunities - Find sub bid requests from prime contractors such as Pease & Sons, Kiewit, MidMountain Contractors and Granite Construction Company

Upcoming Events - Virtual unless otherwise noted

Keep scrolling to find upcoming events divided into four categories:

  • Focused Classes
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Series Courses
  • Tradeshows and Conferences
Upcoming Events - Focused Classes

Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting

In Person 12/8/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, Mt Vernon

Virtual 12/9/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  and 1/27/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This class is for small business owners who are brand new to government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting should be in your future. This class is fun and informal so bring your questions as we discuss possibilities and next steps.

Solicitation Review: Go or No-Go Decisions – 2 day class


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 12/14/2022 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

There are many things to consider in whether to go after an award for a contract or not. This workshop will provide tools to conduct a solicitation review to make a "GO" or "NO-GO" decision. Our goal in this workshop is to make sure you are not surprised after contract award of missed terms and conditions.

Are there ethics in government contracting?


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this session you will learn contract terms and conditions, and clauses you MUST be compliant with in order to avoid contract termination, fines, penalties, debarment and even prison.

Capabilities Statement - Writing for Impact


9:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

This workshop is for firms with a desire to start networking and developing relationships with local, state and federal government agencies. The ability to market your firms strengths through a capabilities statement is one of the first steps in being successful with government contracting. Please be prepared to create or improve your firms capabilities statement to increase your visibility with government agencies. Subject Matter Expert Sandy Bjorgen will be leading us through an exercise of writing for impact and being memorable.

Are you prepared to write a winning proposal?


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What are the fine details you should pay attention to when writing a proposal? Learn from two retired contracting officers who have read countless proposals. Let their experience and expertise guide you on your next solicitation response!

Upcoming Events - Monthly Sessions

Contracting Coffee Hour, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  

Got contracting questions? We have answers!

12/7/2022       1/4/2023

University of Washington Virtual Workshops for Suppliers

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University and with other state agencies, as well as educational and other resources to assist businesses. 


PTAC & SBDC First Friday Follow-up

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday Follow-up is an open forum, round table for businesses to get answers from your local PTAC counselor and SBDC Advisor. Bring your questions regarding government contracting and learn from knowledgeable Small Business Experts. Our main focus is to share resources for growing your business.

12/2/2022 1/6/2023

Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business is an opportunity for Industry partners to learn about doing business with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport.


Doing Business with the state – DES

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the third Thursday of the month, the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) facilitates an interactive conversation with state procurement professionals who can provide information and insight on how to do business with the state.         

12/15/2022 1/19/2023 2/16/2023

SBIR 101, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This monthly presentation will introduce you to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. It is designed for small businesses or startups who are developing innovative technology and who may be interested in selling that technology to federal agencies


Upcoming Events - Series Courses

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) are presenting a virtual training series focused on Public Work contracting.  Each session is led by a subject matter expert(s) from the public works sector. This training series is a continuation of the Fundamentals training which took place in November 2022 for small, minority and women-owned businesses.

We are now focused on learning about the BIDDING PROCESS.

Training sessions are scheduled for each Tuesday in the month of January 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

January 3rd - Business Plan & Pursuit Schedule (Plan the Plan)

January 10th - Specs & Schedule (Digging In)

January 17th - Pricing (Nuts and Bolts)

January 24th - Bidding (Making Final Adjustments) 

January 31st - After Bid Submission Etiquette (Now What)  

Upcoming Events - Tradeshows and Conferences

Supply Chain Opportunities Conference - PNDC

Innovation & Opportunities in Space

12/8/2022, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

DoubleTree Suites Southcenter | 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188

2022 City of Seattle Reverse Vendor Trade Show

12/8/2022, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tabor 100, 7100 Fort Dent Way Suite 100, Tukwila, WA 98188.

Govology classes, live and on demand, are Free for Washington PTAC clients – contact your PTAC counselor for access. Click here for the list of Govology this month’s live classes. 


Recorded webinars available. 

PTAC provides technical assistance to help Washington businesses successfully compete in the government marketplace. A program of the Thurston Economic Development Council, in partnership with the following subcenters: