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2021 Virtual Advanced PORTGEN Workshops

In Partnership with US DOT Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center, the Port of Seattle presents 2021 Advanced PortGen Workshop Series.

The seven-week training will cover key project and professional skills that are essential to managing and growing your business. Participants will be introduced to procurement opportunities with Port of Seattle while networking with peers and other public agencies.

By selecting sign up, you will register for all sessions

If you would like to select which sessions you plan to attend, respond to the pre-conference survey request emailed to you after registration.

Learn Skills In:

A&E Track

    • Indirect and Direct Cost
    • Design Built Contracting
    • Small Business Marketing
    • Digital Branding
Goods & Services Track
    • Business Taxes and Financials
    • Federal GSA
    • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport
    • How to Sell to DES – Procurement
    • Legal – Contracting Language
    • Website – eCommerce
    • IT Security

What: Quality training for businesses on various topics related to doing business with government entities and primes as well as bonding and construction.

Who:  There are a total of 14 trainings, 7 are targeted to A&E firms and 7 are open to all industries.

When: The first session begins September 14  and continues twice a week through October 28. Join one; join all.

Why:  The training providers seek to increase government contracts and subcontracts to firms in Washington.

How much does it cost? Just your time.  The training is offered at no cost as a result of federal funding provided by the US Department of Transportation and the US Department of Defense.

Next Step:  Register today to secure your spot.

A& E Focus – Tuesdays

Sept 14

ESSENTIAL FINANCIALS FOR A&E BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING STRATEGIES

Sept 21

HUMAN RESOURCES INDUSTRY NETWORKING - SHREWSBERRY& ASSOC

Sept 28

PORT OF SEATTLE - PROCUREMENT AND WMBE PROGRAM

Oct 5

Sound Transit Procurement -Understanding Design Build

Oct 12

Marketing Port of Seattle - Marketing and Digital Brand Marketing

Oct 19

Business Plan and Digital Security

Oct 26

Resources and Prime Contractors

Goods & Services FOcus – Thursdays

Sept 16

Taxes & Financials and Port of Seattle - Purchasing

Sept 23

Selling to Federal GSA & OMWBE programs

Sept 30

SELLING TO DES & PREPARE A WINNING PROPOSAL

Oct 7

Contract Language, NAVSEA, City of Tacoma and MBDA

Oct 14

E-Commerce and Private Sector Cerifications

Oct 21

IT Security and Port of Seattle IT Department

Oct 28

Resources and Prime Contractors

Session Details

By selecting sign up, you will register for all sessions

If you would like to select which sessions you plan to attend, respond to the pre-conference survey request emailed to you after registration.

All 3-hour sessions are held 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (PDT) and provide 2 focused topics. 

Recordings and resources will be available on this page after the scheduled sessions. 

Youtube playlist for all sessions 

Topics and presenters are subject to change.

Week 1

A&E

Sep 14 – Essential Financials for A&E  and Marketing Strategies – video

This session focuses on the following:

Goods & Services

Sep 16 – Business Tax & Financials & Port of Seattle Purchasing – video

This session focuses on the following:

Week 2

A&E

Sep 21 – Human Resources & Industry Networking – video

This session focuses on the following:

Goods & Services

Sep 23 – Selling to GSA & OMWBE Certifications – video

This session focuses on the following:

Week 3

Goods & Services

Sep 30 – DES Procurement and Prepare a Winning Proposal  – video
This session focuses on the following:

Week 4

A&E

Oct 5 – Sound Transit & Understanding Design Build – video

This session focuses on the following:

Goods & Services

Oct 7 – Contract Language, NAVSEA, City of Tacoma and MBDA – video

This session focuses on the following: 

Week 5

A&E

Oct 12 – Port of Seattle Marketing & Digital Brand Marketing – video

This session focuses on the following:

Goods & Services

Oct 14 – E-Commerce Fundamentals & NWMMSDC Certification – video

This session focuses on the following:

Week 6

A&E

Oct 19 – Business Plan & IT Security for Small Business

This session focuses on the following:

Goods & Services

Oct 21 – IT Security for Small Business & Port of Seattle IT

This session focuses on the following:

Week 7 - Networking

A&E

Oct 26 – Resources and Prime Contractors

This session focuses on the following:

  • SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services)
  • OMWBE – Certification
  • MBDA Tacoma
  • Sound Transit / Community Transit
  • Port of Seattle
  • DES Job Order Contracting (JOC) 
  • Port of Seattle- Prime Contractors

Goods & Services

Oct 28 – Resources and Prime Contractors

This session focuses on the following:

  • MRSC Rosters
  • OMWBE – Certification
  • MBDA Tacoma
  • Sound Transit / Community Transit
  • Port of Seattle
  • DES Job Order Contracting (JOC) 
  • Port of Seattle- Prime Contractors
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport

BY SELECTING SIGN UP, YOU WILL REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS

If you would like to select which sessions you plan to attend, respond to the pre-conference survey request emailed to you after registration.

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