Enhanced Transparency in State Procurement: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has made some helpful improvements to the vendor side of WEBS that allow firms to see award notices and coming March 31, archived solicitations. Vendors will be able to search by Organization Name, Solicitation Keyword, County, Solicitation Status, Date, and type. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Support:
  • Discounts for The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Under special arrangement with The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce the Office of Equal Opportunity is able to offer a discounted service rate to certified DBEs based in Washington State. If your firm is certified DBE and based in Washington State, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for complete details about this offer.
  •  Under special arrangement with The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce the Office of Equal Opportunity is able to offer a discounted service rate to certified DBEs based in Washington State. If your firm is certified DBE and based in Washington State, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for complete details about this offer.

Bid Opportunities
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Subcontracting Opportunities
Upcoming Events

4/1/2022   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Would you like to know how to use Snohomish County's procurement database to its fullest? If the answer is YES, this session on April 1st is for you. There will be several subject matter experts leading this session and will be available to take all of your questions during this session. Bring your questions and be ready to learn as much as you can about Snohomish County's procurement practices. 

4/5/2022   8:45 AM - 2:00 PM   
DTRA’s Deputy Director, RDML Scholl, will kick off the event with Welcoming/Opening remarks. The DTRA Senior Procurement Executive (SPE), Ms. Lisa Swan, SES, will present information about DTRA’s Acquisition needs and Small Business Achievement. Each Directorate and Special Staff Office that uses contractor support will present information about their missions, how their organizations are structured and what types of supplies and services they acquire through contracts. There will be an opportunity for Questions and Answers at the end of each presentation.

4/5/2022   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT   
This webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 5th from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT and will feature guest speakers from the U.S. Small Business Administration, WA PTAC - Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Minority Business Development Agency who will share their expertise and provide resources for businesses looking to win government contracts and subcontracts.

4/6/2022   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Learn about the GSA subcontracting program and how to target GSA prime vendors, market to them, as well as understand the advantages of initiating your Government contracting experience through subcontracting and teaming arrangements.   

4/7/2022   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. 

4/11-13/2022   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street
A&DSS is the only venue attended by over 100 Boeing engineers, supply chain, procurement and product development teams seeking technologies and capabilities. 
Prominent global OEMs also use the platform to secure meetings with suppliers and service providers covering both commercial and defense programs.

4/12 & 14/2022   8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
1760 East Trent Avenue, Spokane WA 99202-2943
This two-day course will provide instruction in the skills it takes to run a successful construction firm, and an opportunity to learn more about entering the federal contract side of construction.

Networking Know-How
  • PREP SESSION -   4/18/2022   9:00 AM - 9:15 AM   Join this short zoom preparation meeting to test your camera and audio for Tuesday's meeting. Learn how to navigate zoom screens and prepare for the ICEBREAKER you will have the day of the event. If you are not able to attend the prep meeting on Monday the 14th please connect with the PTAC counselor conducting the workshop. You will need to also register for the workshop which is Tuesday April 19th from 9:00 - 12:00.  

  • ZOOM WORKSHOP -    4/19/2022   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.

4/20/2022   9:30 to 11:00 a.m.   
Bechtel Board Room 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick WA 99336
In this presentation, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will discuss important ways for small businesses to enhance their competitive standing, why small business status matters, and how those businesses can leverage their size to partner with the federal government.

4/20/2022   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Learn the "Level 1" tools to utilize in order to conduct market research and determine if your product/service is a right fit for GSA.    

  • How King County buys goods & services
  • What to expect when submitting a bid or proposal to King County
  • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities
  • E-Procurement Supplier Portal introduction

4/21/2022   9:00 to 10:00 a.m.   
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.

4/27/2022   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.

Dissecting an RFQ
  • Day 1       4/28/2022   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM   
  • Day 2       4/29/2022   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM   
If you are interested in learning how to Dissect a Request for Quote properly and have several hours to read through a sample RFQ prior to this workshop then please sign up by April 15th. This webinar workshop will provide information and tools on how to extract the important parts of an RFQ and create useful tools for future RFQ's and RFP's. Instructor Matthew Rhinehart, owner of MastPoint has 20+ years of experience with the federal government market and he's is ready to share his knowledge.

4/28/2022   10:00 AM -11:00 AM       
Join us Thursday, April 28 for a discussion on the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), a program office of the U.S. Department of Defense focused on fostering collaboration and venture creation among the defense, academic and entrepreneurial sectors. Guest speakers are Ms. Trish Martinelli, NSIN Regional Director at-Large (Contractor) and Mr. David Schiff, NSIN Regional Director at-:Large. Ms. Martinelli and Mr. Schiff will provide an overview of NSIN's mission--to build networks of innovators who generate new solutions to national security problems. They will also provide the latest NSIN updates on small business contracting opportunities and partnerships in defense technology and national security.
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: