Featured Events
Doing Business at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) RICHLAND CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of the Department of Energy’s leading centers for scientific discovery in chemistry, data analytics, and Earth science, and for technological innovation in sustainable energy and national security. Learn about the upcoming planned construction projects at the PNNL-Richland campus and find out how to better do business with PNNL. Experts from
Acquisitions, Construction Management, Subcontract Management and Environment, Safety & Health will be on hand to present valuable information regarding requirements, security infrastructure, and the Hanford Site Stabilization Agreement to better prepare you and your
business for partnering to be a construction prime or subcontractor with PNNL.

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Alliance Northwest is celebrating its 36th year of providing the premier place for government marketplace updates and quality networking meetings between government agencies, primes, and small businesses. The event is virtual in 2022, allowing for more efficient networking.

“Last year’s virtual event had over 700 individual meetings between agencies, primes, and small businesses. We expect that number to double at the March 10th event,” commented Tiffany Scroggs, Program Director PTAC, a member of the event’s planning committee.

The event will once again feature the who’s who of federal, state, and local procurement and quality learning sessions with expert speakers. This year’s virtual event will also include the 2022 Pierce County Purchasing Forum, which will provide an opportunity for event participants to learn about doing business on JBLM, connecting with south sound primes and agencies, and more.

Attendee - Early bird $50 through Jan 31, after $75
There are a limited number of 50% attendee discounts available for:
  • Certified WA State Veteran Owned Businesses provided by WDVA
  • MBE, WBE, MWBE, CBE, SEDBE, Certified by OMWBE provided by OMWBE
  • These discounts are not available to booth or sponsor registrations
Booth - includes 3 participants $300
Sponsorships available starting at $1000

WHO: Thurston Economic Development Council
WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: A Virtual Event on the SWAPCARD Platform
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Holly House, (360) 464-6040, [email protected]
Upcoming Events
Procurement    1/19/2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Bonding & Insurance   1/20/2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Accounting & Financing   1/26/2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Contracts & Bidding   1/27/2022   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1/19/2022   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
This is a great opportunity for local businesses to increase their competitive advantage and vie for new contracting opportunities for certified businesses with federal, state, and local governments.   
Bates Technical College Downtown Campus, (East Annex, Room C307A), 1101 South Yakima Avenue

1/19/2022   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Attendees can expect to learn best practices for small businesses to navigate the NASA procurement process, as well as specific industries, products, and services KSC is currently looking to work with, in the near and immediate future!!   

1/20/2022   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 from Business Advisors with the Small Business Development Center about how to grow your business.   

1/20/2022   8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
A quick overview on registering to sell to the government, marketing to the government, where to find opportunities and other contracting basics.    

1/21/2022   1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   
This workshop, designed with Alaska, Oregon, and Washington state in mind, will provide an overview of the Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) Grant program administered by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS).  
Working as a Subcontractor
Part 1   1/25/2022   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Why should you consider working as a subcontractor? Part 1 of a 2 part series.    
Part 2   1/27/2022   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Why should you consider working as a subcontractor? Part 2 of 2 part series; Part 1 required.    

1/25/2022   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
PTAC and EDASC are teaming up to bring local government procurement buyers and small business owners together to learn how to do business with each other. At the Skagit County Meet the Buyers event, you will have an opportunity to make a lasting first impression and learn procurement practices about three local agencies (Sedro Woolley, Port of Anacortes and City of Mount Vernon).
1/27/2022   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Construction firms wanting to learn about contracting with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are encouraged to join us for their virtual webinar.

1/28/2022   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.
1/28/2022   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    
This workshop builds on the concepts provided in the Dissecting an RFQ 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.

2/1/2022   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Northwestern Division (CENWD) – Seattle District (CENWS) intends to collaborate with industry as we prepare the acquisition planning and solicitations on several projects for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs American Lake (VAAL) Medical Center Tacoma, Washington. The purpose of the virtual event is for the Government to provide an update and overview of the VAAL program. We understand the importance to the construction industry to have advance knowledge of projects.   
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.

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: