Virtual unless otherwise noted 

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

Direct. Indirect. Overhead. Don't forget these in your proposals!


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.


Doing Business with State Department of Corrections    


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

Suppliers are invited to attend this Dept of Corrections (DOC) Industry Day to learn more about what opportunities are coming up and how your firm can bid. DOC purchases approximately $60 million a year in supplies.

At the event, you’ll hear from the Dept of Corrections Diversity Program Manager, Contracts & Legal Affairs, and from Purchasing. See link for list of commonly purchased supplies.

*WSDOT Disparity Study Public Webinar         

10/18/2022     10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

10/25/2022     4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting a disparity study for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. WSDOT seeks to ensure DBEs and other businesses owned by minorities or women, as well as veteran-owned businesses, have equal access to contracting opportunities and that WSDOT’s current initiatives remain legally defensible and administratively successful. Please join us to learn about this important project and how you can participate.


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Industry Day


11:00 AM - 1:30 PM                 

The BIL Industry Day will include a presentation from nine DOI Bureaus and Offices who will share information on Fiscal Year 2023 BIL related contracting and financial assistance opportunities, followed by each Bureau/Office hosting a breakout room where participants can join, ask questions, and engage directly with DOI Bureaus/Office representatives.

GSA Government-wide Category Management Fall Industry Day


7:00 AM - 11:30 AM     

At this event, you’ll COLLABORATE with agencies, LEARN about small business programs and initiatives, and get the tools to GROW your presence in the Federal marketplace.

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

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

Kathy Cocus 

Leslie Miller

James Davis

Tri-City Regional

Chamber of Commerce

(509) 491-3231




*PortGen First Look: SEA Restroom Renovations           


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM       

Be the first to hear about the upcoming construction opportunity: Restroom Renovations at SEA which is expected to be advertised in late November.   In-person at Seatac Airport and Virtual

Who in the government buys what I sell?


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     

Learn how and where to find government contract opportunities. The session will also review the SBA's DSBS (Dynamic Small Business Search) as a no-cost marketing tool.

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.

Meet the Buyer: Doing Business with Hanford Primes and PNNL


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    

The Hanford prime contractors and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) purchase millions of dollars' worth of products and services from area businesses each year. Attendees will learn how to sell to the primes and PNNL and be better prepared to take part in this federal government marketplace. Small Business Program Managers from the primes and PNNL will be presenting.

*Stop Work. Change Order. What these and other contract mods mean for your bottom line


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     

Learn what types of modifications can be done and how you can respond. Hear from a retired 29-year Navy Contracting Officer with the insider knowledge.           

*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 for you to sit down with each agency to better understand how to do business with them.

Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 West Grandridge Blvd , Kennewick WA 99336


Contracting Coffee Hour, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   

Got contracting questions? We have answers!

11/2/2022       12/7/2022       

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. 

11/3/2022       12/1/2022

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.

11/4/2022       12/2/2022

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.         

10/20/2022     11/17/2022     12/15/2022

SE Washington PTAC/SBDC Small Business Roundtable

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.



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

           10/21/2022     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.

Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

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.

10/26/2022     11/16/2022     12/14/2022


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 1st – Introduction to Public Works 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 8th – Fundamentals 3:00 -6:00

November 15th – Accounting 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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


AGC of Washington Contractor Exchange

10/19/2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Seattle

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

Special Session - Meet the Agencies @ Small Business Summit 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM additional registration required

*Congressman Adam Smith Government Procurement Workshop 10/26/2022, Tabor 100, 7100 Fort Dent Way Suite 100, Tukwila

Sound Transit Virtual Contracting Expo


National Veterans Small Business Week - Business Impact NW

11/7-10/2022, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, online and Tacoma

Meet the Agencies - Tri-Cities

11/17/2022, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

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: