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Article: Buy America and Buy American

If you’re pursuing government contracts, you know about the Buy American clauses in your federal contracts. Why are they there and what should you know?

This is a good article in the Daily Journal of Commerce by Howard Roth of Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

Click the link to view the article:  DJC_Buy American_HWR 101917_Final.



What’s new at OMBWE webinar, Friday, Oct 20, 9 a.m.

Washington PTAC Program Manager Tiffany Scroggs will host Teresa Berntsen, Director of the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. Teresa will provide an update on the new processes they have implemented to create efficiencies and serve their customers including on-line certifications. Tiffany will provide an update on Washington PTAC and upcoming opportunties for training.


GovConWkly Webinar: Teaming and Affiliation Basics: Understanding the Lingo, Eligibility and Affiliation, Friday- Sep 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Join experienced federal contracting attorney Maria Panichelli as she presents part one 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 cover: Teaming and Affiliation Basics: Understanding the Lingo, Eligibility and Affiliation
There is no hotter topic in federal contracting than teaming, joint venturing, and mentor-protégé arrangements. However, the concepts and requirements relating to teams and joint ventures are often very misunderstood. In this beginners-level webinar, we will discuss the fundamental building blocks necessary to understanding the why and how of small business partnerships. We will explain what set aside contracts are, how to determine if you are eligible for the federal government’s small business programs, and common pitfalls that can prevent your eligibility for set-aside contracts and adversely impact your teaming/JV opportunities.

Government Contracting Labor Wage and Hour Compliance Workshop-Everett Sept 25, 10am-12:00pm

Learn from a former investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor how audits are conducted, how decisions are made regarding back
wages and fines and how each part of the law is enforced.
In this class you will learn:  Why a company is chosen for a Wage and Hour audit, What an audit entails and How to prepare for an audit.

The basics of federal government contracting compliance including prevailing wages, fringe benefits, health and welfare, certified payrolls, apprentice wages, and worker.

Laying the Groundwork Workshops – Lacey

Interested in learning about how to Bid, Win and Manage Government Contracts?

Plan to attend our next Laying the Groundwork Workshop held every last Friday of the month at the Thurston EDC, South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus.

Check the EVENTS page to register for the current class.