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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport International Arrivals Facility Project

Project: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport International Arrivals Facility Project – Early Works Projects Trade Packages 1A-1E

Location: 17900 International Blvd Suite 400 – Sea Tac, WA 98188

Bid Due Date: July 18, 2016 12:00 PM (PT)

Project Description:

Clark Construction has been selected as the design-builder for the new Sea Tac International Arrivals Facility (IAF). Clark and its design team have completed the contract documents for Early Works Projects/Trade Packages 1A-1E. These Packages include:

1A – Existing Concourse Renovations
1B – North East Ground Transportation Lot
1C – North East Ground Transportation Lot – Support Facilities
1D – Make Sculpture Relocation
1E – Low Voltage Systems for Early Works Projects 1A & 1C Read more

Anatomy Lesson for Government Contractors

Your Washington PTAC team is laser focused on increasing the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms.  Some firms haven’t discovered all the talent, knowledge, and skills their PTAC Counselor has; they continue navigating the government marketplace inefficiently and propose on government contracts without the support of a government contracting expert by their side.  In order to fully take advantage all of what your PTAC has to offer, we thought it prudent to explore the makeup of our 13 member team.

Introducing…. The Anatomy of a PTAC Counselor

Eagle Eyes – Those eyes are always scanning for government contracts and subcontracts that are a good fit for those firms they work with.

Mammoth Brain – While the size of the brain of your average PTAC Counselor still measures to an average three pounds, you can be sure it is filled to the top with the latest government contracting rules, regulations, and strategies for success.  This brain is constantly being fed more and more information that will help you be successful.  PTACs are smart.

Wide Shoulders – A shoulder to cry on when you don’t win.

Sensitive Nose – A nose that can sniff out the latest government contracting scam!

Ears that Listen – During a one-on-one counseling session, your PTAC will first listen to you.  He or she will learn about your firm, your challenges, and your goals.  Then, create a customized pathway for your success.

Firm Hands – Hands that shake other people’s hands to form partnerships with other service providers, government agencies, and prime contractors.  PTACs are collaborative and want to share successes.

Steady feet – Your Washington PTAC team is consistent and longstanding.  Providing exceptional, no-cost technical assistance since 1989, your PTAC looks forward to many more decades of service.

Connected Veins – These veins extend out to form a network of 500 other PTAC Counselors across the nation whose experience can be called upon to solve complex situations and challenges.  PTACs are also connected to an electronic bid matching system that will search 1500+ government websites for solicitations that match what you do.

Tenacious Spirit – Your PTAC does not sit idle while government opportunities pass their clients by.

Your PTAC team considers it a privilege to work with some of the most hard-working, innovative firms in Washington.  The team finds great satisfaction in helping local firms find, bid, and win government contracts and subcontracts.  Now that you understand a bit more about who we are and what we can do, please contact your local PTAC Counselor and schedule an appointment today!

I-5/SR 16 Interchange Construct HOV Connections

Project: I-5/SR 16 Interchange Construct HOV Connections

Owner: Washington State Department of Transportation

Prime: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co

Scope Letters Due by: June 13, 2016 @ 5:00 PM (PT)
Quotes Due by: June 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM (PT)
Bid Date: June 30, 2016 @ 11:00 AM (PT) Read more

Land Water Interface, Naval Base Kitsap

Owner: US Navy, Naval Base Kitsap

Prime: NOVA Group Inc

Project: P983 – Land Water Interface | N44255-15-R-6005

Click here for full sub-bid advertisement 

Subcontract Items Include: Demolition, Abatement of existing asbestos and metals, Concrete structures and reinforcing steel, Shotcrete, Waterproofing sheets, Insulation, flashing & sheet metal, joint sealants, painting, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, shoring & coffer dams, excavation, pile driving, drilled concrete piers, ground anchors, AC paving, PCC paving, earth walls, fencing and gates.

Nova Group, Inc., a prime contractor, requests sub bids from all interested small business entities, Small Business Administration (SBA) certified small disadvantaged business entities, including minority and women-owned, HUBZone small business entities, veteran-owned small and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in the following areas: Read more

FAR Amendment Proposed to Clarify SAM Registration Issues

Source: APTAC, May 23, 2016

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DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the instructions for System for Award Management (SAM) registration requirements and to correct an inconsistency with offeror representation and certification requirements. The proposed changes can be viewed in the May 20, 2016 edition of the Federal Register at:

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Northgate Link Extension | Elevated Guideway & Parking Garage


Owner: Sound Transit

Prime: Shimmick/Lydig JV (See below for full Lydig details)

Subcontractor Prices Due: June 29, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.


Click here to see the full invitation to bid document

Please send proposals to:

Project Description: Shimmick/Lydig Joint Venture is requesting quotes from subcontractors and suppliers, including small and disadvantaged businesses for the Sound Transit Northgate Link Extension project.

Subcontracting Opportunities:  Construction Survey, Erosion Control, Environmental BMP’s, Civil Work, Security Barrier and Fencing, Tree Mitigation, Demolition & Removals, Grading & Drainage, Site Restoration, Composite Utility, Potholing, Signing & Striping, Signals & Street Lighting, Landscape Work, Tree Removal & Protection, Hardscape, Planting, Irrigation, Architectural Finishes, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Electrical Lighting, Power, Fire Alarms, BMS, Grounding, Communications, Vehicle Access Control Systems, Acoustical Wall Treatment, Access Gates & Screen Walls, Sound Absorptive Wall Panels, Drilled Shafts, Guideway Lighting & Systems, Support of Excavation for Deep Foundations, Furnish and Install Rebar, Post-Tensioning, Metal Frames Building & Stairs, Elevators & Escalators, Wind Screens, Bus Shelters, Light Duty Utility Chases, Roofing, Reflected Ceilings, Doors & Windows, Storefront, Louvers, Glazing, Parking Garage, Painting, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Shoring Systems, Site Security, Trucking, Waterproofing, Placing and Pumping Concrete.

Your email provider could actually impact your business

by Traci Hansen

Many of us subscribe to free email providers (i.e. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) for personal use. Some business owners decide to use these free service options as well, but you might want to think twice before continuing trusting business communication to them.

Earlier today Gizmodo released an article “YahooMail Is So Bad That Congress Just Banned It“. You can read the full article here, but basically because Congress has seen an increasing amount of harmful emails come these free types of emails so they put a full ban on all emails from YahooMail. Read more

Are You Ready….

                  ….to do business with government?



by: Dale Colbert, Washington PTAC Government Contracting Specialist


Have you thought about getting a government contract and gaining what surely is a safe and secure government income? It seems so easy; is there any doubt you will be successful? Well I’m here to tell you the reality is much more complex than it first appears. Read more