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Quick Video Tips for Government Contractors

System for Award Management (SAM)

A 6-minute guide to SAM and tips for success! Click here to access. 

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Small Business Administration (SBA) Learning Center Videos

Here are some great government contracting resource videos created by the SBA.

  1. SBA Learning Center
  2. Government Contracting 101 – this is a 3 part series
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Free Webinars

Doing business with the Port of Tacoma and other government agencies

An introduction to key aspects of working within the public sector contracting environment. The training is presented with the sponsorship of Port of Tacoma and produced by the Port, and the City of Tacoma in conjunction with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Understanding the Solicitation and Proposal Development

This training covers the review process, the bid-no bid decision, tools for preparing a bid response, proposal errors to avoid, and the final review process. All the fundamentals for responding to an RFP or IFB. The training is presented with the sponsorship of Port of Tacoma and produced by the Port, and the City of Tacoma in conjunction with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once registration is complete you will get immediate access to the webinar video and all presentation handouts. Register here.

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Change Orders

This course is designed to help small business prepare for the unexpected. Change is certain, how do you prepare for it? Covers the steps needed to propose a change to the contract Administrator, and what steps to take first. If you are thinking of doing government contracting this topic is a must. The training is presented with the sponsorship of Port of Tacoma and produced by the Port, and the City of Tacoma in conjunction with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Estimating and Bidding: Creating a System for Profitability Part One

Learn the fundamentals needed to begin the estimating process.
A solid estimating system is essential to producing bids that consistently are profitable. The training is presented with the sponsorship of Port of Tacoma and produced by the Port, and the City of Tacoma in conjunction with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Estimating and Bidding: Creating a System for Profitability Part Two

Learn the fundamentals needed to begin the estimating process.
This course continues to lay the groundwork for the estimating process. This session covers building the estimate, and common errors to avoid. The training is presented with the sponsorship of Port of Tacoma and produced by the Port, and the City of Tacoma in conjunction with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Negotiation Principals: Getting to Win/Win
  • Learn the basics of negotiation
  • How to manage the process without losing your cool
  • What to know before the conversation starts

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Prevailing Wages on Public Works

Take this overview class to:

  • Learn what is prevailing wage
  • Know how to determine what work requires prevailing wages
  • Save yourself a lot of grief, and possibly money

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Working with Prime Contractors

The Prime contractor is the single point of contact for the government customer and is solely responsible for contract performance. If you’re a subcontractor, supplier, or considering joint venturing or teaming with another contractor listen to this webinar for best practices, issue avoidance as well as information on:

• Prime Contracting
• Teaming
• Teaming Arrangements
• Benefits of Teaming
• What Does the Teaming Process Involve?
• Finding the Right Teaming Partner
• Formalizing the Relationship
• Management Tools
• Terms and Conditions

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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Bid Readiness: A Self Assessment

This assessment is a good tool to help businesses identify potential weaknesses in their business strategy and gaps in their capabilities and readiness. The tool can also be used as a general business evaluation to tune up your solicitation response process. We recommend and encourage you to take or repeat trainings in areas where you find you do not understand the concepts, and to meet with a business or PTAC counselor.

A free webinar. Access to webinar is by registration only. Once you register you will get immediate access to the video and workshop materials. Register here.

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