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Region 6 is hosted by Bates Technical College and serves Pierce County. 


About Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College is a public technical college located in Tacoma, WA. The college offers two year Associate of Applied Science degrees, academic certificates and industry certifications.

1101 South Yakima Ave, Room M123B
Tacoma, WA 98405

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Phone: (253) 680-7054
Fax: (253) 680-7771

PTAC Advisors at Bates

Request an appointment with an advisor!


About Tom Westerlund – Government Contracting Specialist

Direct Line: 253 – 680-7054 | [email protected]

Tom Westerlund is a Government Contracting Assistance Specialist with the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Tom has been active with the PTAC Program since 1999 and is located at Bates Technical College, the Downtown Campus. Tom is also a retired Federal Government Contract Specialist with 28 years of government contracting experience having worked for the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the General Services Administration.


Client Testimonials About Bates Technical College’s PTAC Center:

“I would not understand the GSA program without the help of PTAC. They have been the best resource I have found on this subject. I have visited almost every event in my area put on by PTAC and I have not been disappointed. They have a great program that everyone should take advantage of. Thank You PTAC.”  ~Gayle Nelson, Bosnick Roofing, Inc. University Place, WA
“We were just award a federal contract with a Washington tribe. Tom Westerlund started the ball rolling for us!” ~Tom Dupille, University Place, WA