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DES Solicitation for Linen and Laundry Services

DOH RFQQ Facilitating Services For Hospital Staffing Advisory Committee Meetings

DOH RFQQ Facilitating Services For Hospital Staffing Advisory Committee Meetings

City of Kirkland IFB HVAC Installation

Navy RFI Property Available for Lease near Naval Base Kitsap

Whatcom Transportation Authority RFP Vehicle Fleet Replacement

City of Kirkland RFP Smart Parking Technology Implementation

Subcontracting Notices

Washington Recreation and Conservation Office RFP Process Improvement

Kiewit Subconsultant Solicitation for Stream Team Services with WSDOT

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Events - Virtual unless otherwise noted

·     Focused Classes

·     Monthly Meetings

·     Tradeshows

Focused Classes

US-Canada Border Project Update         

11/16/2023       7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  

Bellingham Golf & Country Club

3729 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225

Contractors, subs, and suppliers interested on bidding on $200M in expansion and modernization projects at Whatcom County's Us-Canada border crossings will not want to miss this event. Hear about capital projects from GSA (General Services Administration), the agency leading the projects' design and construction plans.


King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation    

11/16/2023       10:00 AM - 12:00 PM          

During this free online 2-hour session, we will discuss: registering as a King County consultant, opting-in to County rosters, certifying as small firm, how King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts, what to expect when submitting a proposal to King County, best practices for maximizing your opportunities and E-Procurement Supplier Portal introduction.    

Contact Us

Contact a Government Contracting Specialist today for assistance with all your government contracting questions.

Main Center

Thurston EDC

4220 6th Ave.

Lacey, WA 98503



Administrative Staff

Tiffany Scroggs, Program Manager

Marnie Tyson

Lisa Lagerstrom

Tori Stoner


Innovation Station

Kate Hoy


Thurston EDC

Grady Smith

Leslie Miller


Washington APEX Accelerator in Pierce County

Trena Payton

Maryam Lynch-Tate


Sub Centers

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Cara Buckingham


Greater Spokane Inc.

Aleesha Roedel


Columbia River Economic Development Council

Julia Krivoruk


Green River College

Darrell Sundell

Melinda Martirosian

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance  

Mary Jo Juarez

James Davis

Terry Homburg


Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Maria Alleman





Focused Classes

King County Metro’s Fixed Assets State of Good Repair Program Open Houses     

11/16/2023       8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

11/17/2023       11:00 AM -1:00 PM 

7100 Fort Dent Way, Seattle, WA, 98188

King County Metro is holding two open house events to preview consulting and construction opportunities and request industry comments on its upcoming Fixed Assets State of Good Repair (SGR) program.          


Meet the Agencies - Pierce & Thurston Counties     

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM     

4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA, 98503

If you are a contractor wanting to know more about public works, “Meet the Agencies” was created for you. The roundtable session format will allow you to sit down with each agency to better understand how to do business with them. Agencies include: JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord), Ports of Olympia and Tacoma, Cities of Tacoma, Tumwater, and Yelm. And! Thurston and Pierce counties with The Northwest Seaport Alliance.

Understanding Capabilities Statements        

12/6/2023         3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   

This class is for firms with a desire to learn about the differences between federal and state capability statements. Knowing how to speak the correct language when writing a capability statement is half the battle. Be prepared to learn the importance of having the right elements to describe what your business does and the importance of knowing what each agency wants to see in a capability statement.


DoD Cybersecurity Requirements     

12/13/2023       3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Learn about the cybersecurity requirements for DoD and other federal contracting. After you have taken this class, you will be to differentiate between CMMC 2.0 and NIST 800-171.


Building Our Community: Projects from Six School Districts in Snohomish County 

12/14/2023       1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036

Find out about upcoming projects from six Snohomish County school districts!

Monthly Sessions

Contracting Coffee Hour

12/6/2023      8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  

Got contracting questions? We have answers!


University of Washington Virtual Workshops for Suppliers

12/7/2023      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. 


APEX & SBDC First Friday Follow-up

12/1/2023         12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday Follow-up is an open forum, round table for businesses to get answers from your local APEX Accelerator Advisor and SBDC Advisor. Bring your questions regarding government contracting and learn from knowledgeable Small Business Experts. Our focus is to share resources for growing your business.


APEX: Prime Connect

12/13/2023    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

A structured matchmaking event for Primes and Subcontractors to connect on future projects.

Wednesday with the Deputy for Small Business

11/29/2023       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.


Doing Business with the State – DES (Department of Enterprise Services)

11/16/2023       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.      


5th Annual Veteran-Owned Small Business Day: Inflation Reduction Act Opportunities (DOEVETS’23)

11/16/2023        9:00 AM - 2: 00 PM    

1000 Independence Ave SS, Washington, DC,20585

At our EOPA annual D.C. Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit, we will welcome officials from across the country to be briefed by the White House and Department of Energy about the community benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). We will highlight how the IRA helps environmental justice communities, veteran-owned businesses, and innovative technologies. We will also display exciting clean energy solutions.

SBIR/STTR Fall Innovation Conference         

11/28/2023       8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  

201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745

Connect with over 200 organizations and companies at America's Seed Fund hosts its Fall SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference, co-located with Defense TechConnect, on November 28th and 29th. The two-day event provides attendees the valuable opportunity to connect directly with federal agency representatives who represent the nation's largest source of nondilutive funding for high-growth startups and small businesses, America's Seed Fund, and offers programming on how to compete for funding.   


Save the date! OMIC Supporting Women in Manufacturing Event

12/1/2023         9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

34001 NE Wagner Ct, Scappoose, OR, 97056

Join Portland Community College and the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center for "Supporting Women in Manufacturing"! Save the date!


2023 Innovation Ecosystem Summit 

12/13/2023       9:00 AM - 1:45 PM  

The SBA (Small Business Administration) Innovation Ecosystem Summit connects organizations across sectors to learn from one another as we work together to build a thriving national innovation ecosystem that promotes equitable access to capital and resources for innovators nationwide.


Alliance Northwest Conference         

3/14/2024         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tacoma Convention Center   

1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA, 98402

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest and is in its 38th year. There is a strong history of federal agency support, and it is where business and government learn and make connections with small and disadvantaged businesses.

Govology classes, live and on-demand, are Free for Washington PTAC clients – contact your PTAC counselor for access. Click here for Govology’s live classes. 


Recorded webinars available 

APEX Calendar

Washington APEX Accelerator, formerly Washington 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: