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Wildland Fire Contracting Public Meetings-Feb. 5 Wenatchee, Feb. 6 Spokane.

The Pacific Northwest Fire and Aviation Contracting Team (FACT) along with representatives from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF), Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) and Northwest Coordination Center will be hosting public meetings to discuss fire contracting for the upcoming 2018 fire season. The meetings will take place Feb. 5, in Wenatchee and Feb. 6 in Spokane, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Cruise Connections 2018: Connecting Local Businesses with Seattle’s Cruise Industry – Seattle Jan 19

Cruise Connections is a one-day conference to be held in Seattle on January 19, 2018. The Port of Seattle, Cruise Line International Association – Northwest & Canada (CLIA-NWC) and Visit Seattle will co-sponsor the conference. The event will bring together cruise industry representatives with local businesses and tourism partners interested in learning about the industry overall and how to pursue potential business opportunities. This complimentary event is expected to attract about 250 participants.

Washington PTAC- January P-Talk Enewsletter

Check out the January P-Talk Enewsletter for PTAC job announcement, up coming training’s, bid opportunities and news about the  Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Program managed by Washington State Department of Transportation and funded by Federal Highways Administration for possible no-costs support worth up to $5,000.

Supply Chain Opportunities Conference January 18 – Des Moines.

Supply Chain Opportunities Conference

Hosted by: Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition

January 18, 9am-2pm,

Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
2400 S 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198

The event will feature presentations from Esterline, Jorgensen Forge, and Meggitt.

Receive a $25 discount on non PNDC member price using our discount code: PTAC25

Job Announcement: Washington PTAC Counselor for City of Seattle Location

Position Purpose: The City of Seattle seeks to ensure that women and minority owned firms compete and are utilized equitably for City work. The primary purpose of this position is to provide government contracting assistance to firms interested in doing business with the City of Seattle with the end goal of increasing the number of small and diverse firms who compete and succeed in the government marketplace. Click the link for job description.

PTAC Counselor Job Announcement 2017_Seattle

Top 10 Washington Public Contract Provisions and Public Works Bonds Webinar, Friday Dec. 22, 9am

Presented by Masaki Yamada, Attorney and a Construction Law Specialist at Ahlers, and Cressman PLLC
Mr. Yamada will present on the top contract provisions on public works projects, enforcement of your contract and subcontracts, and other important issues that you should know while working with government agencies. You will learn about Contract documents, Scope of Work, Price & Payment, Schedule, Changes-Claims-Notice, Indemnification, Damages (Consequential, Liquidated, Etc), Termination and Dispute Resolution and Public Works Bonds.

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Rosters Program recorded webinar

Check out our recording of the webinar hosted by Tiffany Scroggs​, Washington PTAC Program Manager and presented by Taira Anderson, MRSC Rosters Coordinator providing an overview of the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Rosters Program. MRSC​ Rosters program is the only directory that connects businesses with over 500 public agencies in Washington State. Participating agencies contract with MRSC business members for small public works projects, consulting opportunities and goods and services.

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. requests quotes for Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility Project – Buckley, WA

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. requests quotes from Subcontractors, suppliers and service providers, including Small Businesses (SB) defined as SDB, WOSB, HUBZone SB, VOSB & SDVOSB firms in a multitude of Heavy Construction work disciplines in support of our prime contractor proposal to the Seattle District – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the   Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility Project – Buckley, WA– Solicitation No. W912DW-18-R-0001

Mud Mountain – DBE RFQ – Small Business Subs n Suppliers Click link for more information.

Key Differences between Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships Webinar Friday, Sept. 29, 9am

Government Contracting Weekly Webinar:

Key Differences between Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships

Join experienced federal contracting attorney Maria Panichelli as she presents a part two of a three-part webinar series covering everything you need to know about Teaming, Joint Ventures, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs.



This webinar will focus on: Key Differences between Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships
There are a number of different ways to form small business partnerships. Many contractors confuse teaming, joint venturing, and the formation of mentor protégé relationships. However, these types of partnerships have some major differences, and raise different types of compliance concerns. In this webinar, we will focus on the differences between teaming arrangements and joint ventures, and provide strategies on determining which type of partnership is right for you and your business.