The Department of Defense announces the pre-release of the following SBIR and STTR funding opportunities:

  • DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) BAA 23.1
  • DoD Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) BAA 23.A


  • January 11, 2023: Pre-release begins
  • February 8, 2023: Solicitation Opens
  • February 22, 2023: Topic Q&A closes
  • March 8, 2023: Due Date

The instructions and topics for these BAAs are available on DSIP at and at

Washington PTAC can help you understand the process and prepare a proposal. Contact either your PTAC advisor or Kate Hoy, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, for assistance

Questions? Reach out to Kate Hoy, SBIR Program Manager at 


Virtual unless otherwise noted 

*indicates new sessions

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

Are there ethics in government contracting?


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this session you will learn contract terms and conditions, and clauses you MUST be compliant with in order to avoid contract termination, fines, penalties, debarment and even prison.

Wednesday Webinars with SBA Seattle: Contracting - Capabilities Statement


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join SBA this week for a presentation from Fernando Cervantes, Business Opportunity Specialist with the SBA Seattle District. Fernando will discuss both the Capabilities Statement and the Elevator Pitch, and the important roles these effective tools play in securing contracts with the Federal Government

SBIR/STTR Workshop with NIH Focus


12:00 pm - 1:30 PM

The workshop is intended for small companies new to SBIR/STTR, companies new to NIH SBIR, university faculty, researchers, post-docs, and entrepreneurs. Students, as well as professionals working in the industry, are welcome to attend.

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

Lisa Lagerstrom

Grady Smith

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

Leslie Miller

James Davis

Tri-City Regional

Chamber of Commerce

(509) 491-3231




Are you prepared to write a winning proposal?


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

When writing a proposal, what are the fine details you should pay attention to? Learn from two retired contracting officers have read countless proposals and have seen and read it all. Let their experience and expertise guide you on your next solicitation response!

Uncovering Government Contracting Opportunities (Business Expert Session)

2/9/2023        11:30 AM - 1:00 PM               

This session will provide market research tips and techniques to help businesses find opportunities to bid on. Public sector marketplaces offer significant opportunities for many small, woman owned businesses. Women owned certifications and the competitive advantages they offer for both federal and state government agencies and primes will also be explored.    


Teaming Concepts and Strategies


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

If you are interested in learning more about Teaming Strategies in the government marketplace this interactive workshop is for you. Understanding how to properly team with Primes is a critical step in government contracting. Instructor Matthew Rhinehart, owner of MastPoint has 20+ years of experience with the federal government market is ready to share his knowledge and provide informational tools.  

Did you miss anything? Steps to a Federal Contract


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM              

Learn the steps for federal contracting, why they are important and how to accomplish them to be successful.

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.

Marketing for Government Contracts (Business Expert Session)


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM               

Marketing your products or services to government customers is much different than selling in the commercial sector. Explore the basics of how government customers buy and how you can position your firm to be considered with Tiffany Scroggs, Program Director for the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Washington State PTAC assists businesses through the government-contracting marketplace. Participants will also learn how you can leverage your women owned business status when contracting with the government. Joining the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting makes a business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program.


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

Got contracting questions? We have answers!

2/1/2023, 3/1/23

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. 

2/2/2023, 3/2/2023


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.

2/3/2023, 3/3/2023

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.

1/25/2023, 2/22/2023 

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. 



Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) are presenting a virtual training series focused on Public Work contracting.  Each session is led by a subject matter expert(s) from the public works sector. This training series is a continuation of the Fundamentals training which took place in November 2022 for small, minority and women-owned businesses.

We are now focused on learning about the BIDDING PROCESS.

  • Training sessions are scheduled for each Tuesday in the month of January 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
  • January 17th - Pricing (Nuts and Bolts)
  • January 24th - Bidding (Making Final Adjustments) 
  • January 31st - After Bid Submission Etiquette (Now What)  


Alliance Northwest 2023 March 16, 2023 is back IN-PERSON

For over 30 years, Alliance Northwest has been one of the largest business-to-government events in the Northwest, featuring subject matter experts and opportunities to connect buyers and sellers in the public marketplace. We are back IN PERSON this year and moving to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center! We are also keeping a virtual component to give even more resources and access to enhance the business-to-government interaction.          

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: