Virtual unless otherwise noted 

·     Series Courses

·     Focused Classes

·     Monthly Meetings

·     Tradeshows and Conferences


2022 Advanced PortGen Workshops     


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Meets Every Tuesday


Tuesday classes will be Zoom only. The networking event will be in-person only. 

The 7-week series of training will cover key projects and professional skills that are essential for effective management of the company. Participants will be introduced to procurement opportunities with Port of Seattle while networking with peers and other public agencies. This program will provide education to small, minority and woman-owned firms focused on doing business with Port of Seattle. The workshop series will utilize subject matter experts that are leaders within the industry. The training program will cover key technical & professional skills that are essential for effective management of the company.

Sept 20 – Bonding and presentations from WA State Dept. of Enterprise Service and US Navy

Sept 27 - Design Build Process and presentations from City of Seattle, City of Tacoma, Northwest Mountain MSDC

Oct 4 - NETWORKING requires additional registration, in person at Tabor 100 7100 Fort Dent Way Suite 100, Tukwila WA 98188-8553


Could you tell someone what CMMC 2.0 and NIST 800-171 mean? And what are they for? If not ....


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     

Join us as we take you through current and future cyber security requirements for DoD and other federal marketplaces. 

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

Sub Centers

Economic Alliance

Snohomish County   

(425) 248-4223

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

Kathy Cocus 

Leslie Miller

James Davis

Tri-City Regional

Chamber of Commerce

(509) 491-3231

Jody O'Connor


Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Govt Contracting       


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.

Subcontracting with Vigor        


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Vigor has several diversified lines of business including ship building and repair, aerospace and Defense, marine fabrication, and infrastructure, energy & nuclear. Attendees will hear directly from Vigor representatives including the Supply Chain Director and Small Business Liaison Officer. 


Supply & Service Providers: US Dept. of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Webinar


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

Federal Supply & Service contractors - You are subject to laws and regulations that are enforced by Dept. of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance. Are you ready for a compliance review? Encourage your HR Department to attend this webinar to learn more.

Washington State Ferry Industry Day - In-Person for Hybrid Electric Olympic Class Ferry Program RFI


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Downtown Seattle

In advance of the final release of the RFP, WSF will conduct a meeting for interested. Topics to be covered include

  • a review of the draft RFP
  • summary of the Owner’s Model design
  • overview of the Washington State Small Business Enterprise program
  • and state incentives for businesses seeking to do business in Washington.

A question-and-answer session and opportunity for networking will follow the presentations.

Price Proposal Preparation       


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM       

Interested in learning more about the key components to prepare a price proposal? If so, retired Contracting Officer Terry Homburg, will guide you through the components of a price proposal or quote such as: direct costs, indirect costs, profit and taxes. You will learn how to make comprehensive decisions necessary to set a realistic price.           

Construction Contractors: US Dept of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Webinar


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

Federal construction contractors - You are subject to laws and regulations that are enforced by Dept. of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance. Are you ready for a compliance review? Encourage your HR Department to attend this webinar to learn more.


Contracting Coffee Hour         

Got contracting questions? We have answers!

10/5/2022       8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     

PTAC & SBDC First Friday Follow-up    

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.

10/7/2022       12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SE Washington PTAC/SBDC Small Business Roundtable

The SE WA PTAC/SBDC Business Roundtable is an open forum discussion where you can learn from PTAC about government contracting, and from Business Advisors with the Small Business Development Center about how to grow your business.

10/20/2022     9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    


Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business           

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.

9/28/2022       10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    


University of Washington Virtual Workshops for Suppliers       

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. 

10/6/2022       10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Regional Contracting Forum

9/21/2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Muckleshoot Event Center, 2402 Auburn Way S      Free attendance

Tri-Cities Women in Business Conference

9/21/2022, 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM, Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick WA 99336

26th Annual Washington State BizFair 2022

9/24/2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Renton Technical College, 3000 Northeast 4th Street, Renton WA 98056

Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government

10/25/2022, Northern Quest Resort and Casino 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA

Small Business Summit

10/26/2022, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood, WA 98036

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: