Virtual unless otherwise noted 

*indicates new sessions

  • Focused Classes
  • Series Courses
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Tradeshows and Conferences

Meet the Eastern WA JOC (Job Order Contractor) and Dept. of Enterprise Services


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM     

Hybrid: virtual and in-person at 801 W Riverside Ave, Suite 100, Spokane WA 99201         

Would you like to learn about how to subcontract with our state's Job Order Contractor? Join us to learn about:

  • Subcontracting with Burton Construction
  • How to register in WEBS
  • How to register in the Small Works Roster
  • State Certifications

Meet the Agencies - Tri-Cities


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are a contractor wanting to know more about public works Meet the Agencies was created for you. The session format will allow you to sit down with each agency to understand how to do business with them. Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 West Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

Teaming Workshop


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM     

Hybrid: virtual and in-person at 7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila WA 98188-7500


This 90 min discussion will provide an overview of what teaming is and then have a panel discussion of small and diverse firms who have done teaming arrangements. These businesses will discuss their experience and provide advice based on their experiences."

Direct. Indirect. Overhead. Don’t forget these on your proposal!


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                 

Are you sure you understand what indirect costs are acceptable for federal contracts? If not, make sure you attend this class taught by retired Navy contracting office and current prime small business liaison before you submit your next proposal.

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

12/12/2022 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.

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





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.


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.         

11/17/2022     12/15/2022      


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

11/18/2022         12/16/2022

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.


Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) are presenting a virtual training series focused on Public Work contracting fundamentals.  

Each session is led by subject matter experts from the public works sector.

This 5 week training series will provide education to small, minority and women-owned businesses.

Register for each session you would like to participate

November 22nd – Bonding 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 29th – Insurance 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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: