Meet the Buyers: Doing Business with General Contractors
Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center
7130 West Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA, 99336
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Local general contractors purchase millions of dollars worth of products and services locally each year. Attendees will learn how to sell to local general contractors and be prepared to participate in the construction marketplace. Representatives from Bouten Construction, Fowler General Construction, and others will be presenting.
Registering as a King County Supplier
7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 100
Tukwila, WA, 98188
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Workshop participants will complete the King County registration process, a prerequisite for bidding or proposing on King County solicitations. Be sure to bring your laptop, an uploaded W-9, NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Codes, and your OMWBE (Office of Minority & Women Business Enterprises) Certification Number (if applicable).
Letters to the Government
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
After the contract award, there will be the need to write letters to the government. You may find yourself needing to respond to a government letter or need to initiate a letter to the government and there is a style, content, and format to use.
Getting Paid with DoD's Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) System
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Avoid payment delays and get paid promptly on your Department of Defense contracts. Learn the ins and outs of registering and using DoD's online payment system, Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), as well as Government-wide Purchase Card payment options.
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.
Goods & Services Supplier Orientation: How to do Business with King County
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Our experts will discuss how you can market your goods and services to King County agencies and share tips for submitting successful bids. You will also meet our Small Business Certification Specialist and our Good & Service Contract Specialist.