Alliance Northwest Conference has over two hundred Matchmaking Meetings are on the schedule with many more available for new registrants. See who is exhibiting by clicking here

Forest Service Contractors: Solicitations for Chipper, Misc Heavy Equipment, Potable & Gray Water Trucks, & Trailer Mounted Handwashing Stations are now posted and need to be submitted electronically through VIPR by March 31, 2021. Rollover modifications are also issued now for those already on contract. Firms will be required to submit a technical quote (new!). Here’s a video about that. Attend the March 3 West Zone Vendor Engagement Session 003 at 6:00 p.m. here. Learn more about all the opportunities here. And of course, reach out to PTAC if you’d like some assistance.

SAM integration into Beta.Sam.Gov: Beta.Sam.Gov is dropping the “Beta” and integrating on May 24. is where users register to do business with the federal government, find exclusion records, and perform other tasks. GSA is preparing to merge, their largest system, into the modernized environment on May 24, 2021. Once integrated, legacy will be decommissioned and the new environment will retire the “beta” and be renamed You’ll start seeing a new look to Beta.Sam.Gov starting April 26. Entities with an active SAM registration do not need to take action at this time.

GSA Schedule Contract Holders: New Login Process. Starting March 8, contractors will use FAS ID to access eOffer and eMod. See full details here.

Environmental Consulting: The State Master Contract for environmental consulting is being competitive bid very soon. It is recommended vendors ensure their WEBS registration reflects relevant commodity code of 918-43 and that you are receiving notifications through WEBS. See additional information on the Planned Procurement Page.

Fairchild Air Force Base Construction:  See sources sought notice here about a Design-build construction of a consolidated Flight Base Operations Facility. Small firms interested should respond to sources sought notices and share their capabilities with the contracting officer.

Several environmental-related purchasing preferences went into effect on February 1 on Washington State contracts. You’ll start seeing language in solicitations related to hydrofluorocarbons, non-mercury, electronic products that meet environmental performance standards, and recycled content. See details here.