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. 

Location: Tabor 100 facility 7100 Fort Dent Way Suite 100, Tukwila, WA 98188

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.


Virtual DBE Meet & Greet Event - Granite         


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM                               

Granite Construction Company (Granite) requests quotes from subcontractors and suppliers, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), listed and certified by the OMWBE Directory for the SR 20, Olson Creek and Unnamed Tributary to Skagit River - Fish Passage Design-Build in Skagit County.

NAVY WEEK: Doing Business with the DON Workshop   


9:00AM - 12:00PM                   

What's up with the Navy SBIR Program?      8/18/2022       

10:00 am - 11:00 am   

Department of Defense SBIR release dates and reference BAAs have changed this year. Learn how the Navy is navigating the changes.    

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
4220 6th Ave.
Lacey, WA 98503

Program Manager


Sub Centers
(425) 248-4223

(509) 321-3646

(503) 694-9403

(253) 520-6267

(360) 377-9499

(509) 491-3231

King County Architecture & Engineering: How to do Business with King County


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT                                 

Learn how King County purchases A&E consulting services

Teaming Concepts and Strategies          


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM     

If you are interested in learning more about Teaming Strategies in the government marketplace this interactive workshop is for you. Understanding how to properly team with Primes is a critical step in government contracting. Instructor Matthew Rhinehart, owner of MastPoint has 20+ years of experience with the federal government market is ready to share his knowledge and provide informational tools.

The Rudd's R.U.B.B. Initiative Black Business Leadership Conference      


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM   

Miller Nash LLP located at Pier 70 - 2801 Alaskan Way, Suite #300, Seattle, WA and virtual

Join PTAC at this inaugural hybrid in-person conference which will be full of resources, connections, accountability and growth for black leaders in business. There will be networking, mentor meetups, educational workshops and breakout sessions, headshots and much more. PTAC's Business Outreach & Training Specialist, Maryam Lynch-Tate, will be one of many presenters offering various educational workshops in the areas of brand, sales and marketing; professional development; legal and operations; and financial management.

Public Vouchers and Real-time Labor Evaluations - DAU Pricing Series    


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM               

This DAU Small Business pricing webinar Public Vouchers and Real-time Labor Evaluations will provide an overview of Public Vouchers, contractor responsibilities for voucher preparation, along with the criteria for an adequate billing system as well as an overview of real-time labor evaluation, why DCAA performs them, and what the contractor will need to provide. Who Should Attend: government, military, industry and academia.    

King County Networking Event for Primes and Subs - WTD MOD Program           


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     

7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila WA 98188-7500

This networking event is intended for potential prime consultants and major engineering firms to meet with small, diverse business to explore teaming opportunities for MOD contracts, as well as other upcoming procurements for WTD.   


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 firm’s 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 firm’s 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.  


USDOT Connections MarketPlace - Buyer Side Chat: OST


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

During this Buyer Side Chat session you will be hearing from The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) on how to strategically leverage your small business in federal contracting.

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.

Pierce County Lending Fair       


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM     

Come out to meet community banks & lenders and learn about various financing options that may benefit your business. Language assistance will be provided at the event.

Pacific Lutheran University - Anderson University Center, Chris Knutzen Hal, 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98447-0001

Say WAWF? Getting paid by DoD Agencies        


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     

What do WAWF, EFT and Purchase Cards have in common? They are all methods the DoD uses to buy goods/services and pay on awarded contracts. Learn the differences and requirements for each in this session.

Networking Know How

9/14/2022       9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Being well networked plays a key role in government contracting success. Find out what you need to know and do to put your best self forward.

Meet the Buyer and DBE Certification   


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM     

801 W Riverside Ave, Spokane WA 99201-0911

WSDOT will take us on a guided tour of how to do business with them, upcoming opportunities, and where to register to see bid opportunities.

PTAC will go over the DBE program. Eligibility, process of application, the benefits of a DBE certification and what it takes to get started.

Legal Workshop 101 for Contractors


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WA MBDA & Seattle SCORE are pleased to offer a free in-depth legal workshop on legal topics most commonly encountered by small business owners.


Contracting Coffee Hour         

Got contracting questions? We have answers!

9/7/2022         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.

9/2/2022         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.

8/18/2022       9:00 AM - 10:00 AM                             

9/15/2022       9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    

Doing Business with the state

8/18/2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

9/15/2022 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.

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.

8/31/2022       10:00 AM - 11:30 AM                           

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. 

           no Sept session

10/6/2022     10:30 AM – 12:00 PM      


Procurement Power Hour

This monthly program is designed to connect government contractors/subcontractors with like-minded peers and procurement professionals to discuss ideas, challenges, successes and more, to advance their success in the government contracting arena. Each month's facilitated discussion will have a different focus, and any business is welcome to attend.

Sept TBD


National HUBZone Conference

8/31/2022 – 9/2/2022

Westfields Marriott Conference Center, Chantilly, VA

Navy Gold Coast


San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2022


McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

NCMS Technology Showcase

9/14/2022 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM and 9/15/2022 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

100 Washington Ave, Kitsap Conference Center

Regional Contracting Forum

9/21/2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Muckleshoot Event Center, 2402 Auburn Way S      Free attendance

Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government


Northern Quest Resort and Casino 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA

Small Business Summit


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: