Washington State spent nearly $5 billion with the private sector for fiscal year 2018. This recorded webinar features Department of Enterprise Services (DES) who shared about the state’s centralized bid system, upcoming opportunities, and tips and tricks for using state websites for market research and information from Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE).
COVID-19 Contracting Resources
How can you sell your products or services to the government to support the COVID-19 Crisis?
Your Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is dedicated to helping businesses navigate government contracting. Please contact your local counselor if you have any questions on how to get your solutions into the hands of people who need them.
- Advise you on how to properly introduce yourself to potential buyers (include the ones listed below!)
- Direct you to the appropriate agencies and contacts
- Provide assistance on registering in appropriate databases.
Register here for no-cost PTAC services today and request an appointment with a counselor near you.
- To sell medical supplies see the PPE and Medical Supply solicitation on Beta.Sam.Gov linked here. Notice ID: 70FA2020R00000011
- For non-medical supplies, services or equipment, if you are interested in doing business with FEMA, visit our Industry Liaison Program.
Department of Defense
- Defense Logistics Agency has issued this RFI and this RFI to determine industry capabilities for providing PPE.
Selling to Federal Agencies Tips
- All federal agencies require registration in www.SAM.gov . Check the Disaster Registry button in your registration.
- Check beta.SAM.gov for notices
- Prepare a COVID-specific capabilities narrative and send to small business professionals at your targeted agency.
Questions? Contact your local PTAC counselor.
Interested in manufacturing needed supplies?
- The Washington State Department of Commerce and Impact Washington is working with companies willing to shift gears and re-purpose their manufacturing operations. Companies should fill out the form linked here.
- The National Association of Manufacturers has created a COVID-19 Portal on its Manufacturers Marketplace. This is a free site for manufacturers to register what they can create, and a place to find suppliers.
- The Project N95 is coordinating the creation of PPE. ASTM Standards site has COVID supply standards at no cost and ISO is also offering COVID supply standards.
- Thomas Net has set up a searchable supplier portal. You can add your company and capabilities here.
- FEMA has created the Private Sector Exchange Dashboard where industry can find potential buyers and sellers
Are you a Research and Development firm who is exploring new products that could assist with COVID?
- The COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force, in partnership with the Department of the Air Force, created an industry portal for companies to submit proposals to meet the urgent need for medical resources. Submit your innovative solutions to the COVID-19 JATF Industry Portal.
- You may be able to find funding via the SBIR program. Visit the Innovation Station website for details.
- Visit this link for Defense Logistics Agency Accelerator Other Transaction Authority Program solicitation and call for white papers. PTAC can assist with your proposal.
OTHER RELEVANT LINKS
Is your business “essential” per the Governor’s Order?
- View the list of essential business functions on this site: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/business-workers
What can I do if my existing contract has been impacted?
Contract Delays and Remedies– View our recorded training here. (recorded March 23)
What’s the Defense Production Act?
Defense Product Act– View our recorded training here. (recorded March 26 2020)
Read our March 2020 Alert for information on Practical Advice During Uncertain Times – Surviving COVID-19
Find Your PTAC Representative
There are eight locations across Washington State assisting small businesses with marketing to the government, solicitations, drawings, and other areas relating to selling to the government.
Nationally, there are over 90 PTACs with over 400 counselors. This nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals works to ensure businesses can find, bid and win state, federal and local government contracts. To identify PTACs in other states, please visit: www.aptac-us.org