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Interested in Bureau of Land Management fuel management program? Click here to learn more.

Vaccine Mandates – The federal and state governments are continuing to issue contract modifications that require contractors to comply with vaccine mandates. See this article about common misconceptions, this article about what to look for on federal contracts, and this post with links to government compliance guidelines including a chart of Federal Agency Class Deviations.

Is your WOSB application pending? US Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General report last month indicates that over 15,000 Woman Owned Small Business applications have been submitted and to date only 3,242 have been approved. 12,000 were returned for more information. PTAC has seen instances where some documents were there, but a glitch in the system didn’t allow SBA to see them. Other times, the firms were indeed missing documents. 

Are you really SDB? The above noted inspector general report also found a lack of integrity in the government’s Small Disadvantage Business data due to firm’s self-certification in SAM. If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact your PTAC who can assist. 

No-Cost Bid Matching Services Available for state certified women and minority owned firms. View this link to learn more about how to get a daily email with bid opportunities that match what you do.
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Upcoming Events
11/2/2021   9:00 AM – 10:00 AM   
This webinar is for established businesses that are actively seeking opportunities to grow their business from beyond its current model – new markets, new products, new locations, new staffing, and new financing. Its focus is on government-supported opportunities and assistance, and regulatory impacts of growth to factor in your planning.   

11/3/2021   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Any and all government contracting questions welcome! Answered by combined 60+ years experience from retired contracting officers.    

11/4/2021   9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   
Being awarded a government contract is wonderful, but what if something changes after you win the contract and you don't all agree to these changes as they relate to your responsibilities? Contract changes sometimes lead to litigation and it is best to learn what you can before you are in this situation.
Join us to learn from one of the best legal firms specializing in small business government contracting. Guest presenter Matt Schoonover of Schoonover & Moriarty Law Firm will discuss the do's and don'ts surrounding contract changes and performance disputes in this interactive and informative webinar."   

11/5/2021   11:00 AM - 12:00 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 knowledge on growing your business.   

11/8/2021   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. 

11/10/2021   8:00 AM -10:00 AM   
Learn about the newly implemented cyber security requirements and determine how your company will comply   

11/10/2021   3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
This is a $705 Million WSDOT project with inclusion goals of 10% for minority-owned firms, 6% for women-owned firms; 5% for veteran-owned firms; and 5% for small businesses in general.  
11/10/2021   6:00 AM – 12:00 PM   
This interactive day-long virtual event will provide direct access to NIH leadership, program and contract managers, and prime contractors. 

11/16/2021   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   
Learn more about Mortenson’s upcoming work from key Seattle Operating Group team members!   

10 Seconds to Impact - Creating Extraordinary Elevator Pitches
PREP MEETING    11/16/2021   9:00 AM - 9:15 AM   Join this short zoom preparation meeting to test your camera and audio for Wednesday's workshop. Learn how to navigate zoom screens and prepare for the ICEBREAKER you will have the day of the workshop.    
ZOOM MEETING 11/17/2021   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Gain critical awareness and tools you can use immediately to improve the quality of your elevator pitch.
  • Stand up and out with poise and deliver dynamic messages about yourself, your business or organization
  • Talk so people will listen and want to hear more
  • Find the core of your message and vary the content and length in order to meet the demands of the moment, event and audience   

11/17/2021   9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   
Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business is an opportunity for Industry partners to meet with the Deputy for Small Business from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Keyport Division, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS/IMF). Learn more about the types of supplies and service contract opportunities, set-aside opportunities, and how to do business with NUWC Keyport and PSNS/IMF. 

11/17/2021   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
This in-person workshop welcomes all native entrepreneurs to learn about the benefits of the different types of certifications that may be utilized on multi-agency projects.
In person event @ Tulalip Tribes Admin Building, 6406 Marine Drive Tulalip, WA 98270, Tulalip WA 98270   

11/18/2021   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
The SE WA PTAC/SBDC Business Roundtable is an open forum discussion where you can learn from PTAC about government contracting, and SBDC Business Advisors about growing your business.
  • PTAC Counsel can help you decide if you're ready for government contracting opportunities.
  • Paul Bowen with the SBDC will be available to answer your questions about growing your business.
11/18/2021   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Learn what process(es) must take place for contract modifications as well as what qualifies for a contract modification.    

11/18/2021   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   
Learn how to do business with King County as A&E consultant.   

11/19/2021   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
This workshop builds on the concepts provided in the Dissecting Proposals workshop. Each student will begin the workshop with an RFP summary, a bid decision, and a schedule, allowing them to focus solely on the actual writing of the proposal.
You will learn how to:
  • Develop a winning outline for your response
  • Design your proposal based upon the RFP
  • Write effectively to sell your company’s offering
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Review and package your proposal for delivery
11/19/2021   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
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 live classes in November.
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: