November 2015 PTAC Newsletter
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PNAA's 15th Annual Aerospace Conference 
Join Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) in the world’s largest commercial aerospace cluster to gain crucial intelligence on the future of the aerospace manufacturing industry. Speakers will deliver the latest market intelligence on the most important issues -- helping YOU focus on the strategies needed to optimize your business for future growth.

PNAA’s 3-day conference features expert speakers from leading aerospace companies including Boeing, Airbus and Embraer.  It also includes B2B meetings, executive networking, aerospace analytics, exhibit booths, foreign delegations and more.

Presentations include: industry-wide commercial aerospace analytics; “global-to-local” overview with emphasis on the PNW cluster; OEM forecasts & production rates; implementation of transformative technologies & processes into aerospace manufacturing; innovative development paths of aircraft engines; regional & business jet showcase; utilizing the power of Big Data & IoT in managing extended supply chains; and Visualizing the Future, next steps toward strategizing your long term competitiveness.

Click here to learn more. . . 
February 9-11, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynwood, WA 98036

Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops and Events

Washington PTAC counselors across the state are dedicated to providing businesses with no-cost assistance that will help them meet their government contracting goals. If you are a business in Washington State, please reach out to a counselor near you with your questions and challenges related to finding opportunities, bidding on solicitations, networking with primes, getting paid, registrations, certifications, and more!
Interested in a training opportunity not offered in your area? See your PTAC counselor for alternate learning opportunities.
For more information on any of the events below or to register, please click the link provided on each event or visit
Government Contracting Essentials Workshops

Advanced Government Contracting Workshops

Meet the Buyer

Partner Workshops/Events

Government Contracting Essentials

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 from 8:00am - 11:30pm

Green River College - Kent Station Campus
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 from 9:30am - 12:00pm

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce - Kennewick
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 from 8:30am - 10:30am

Center for Business & Innovation - Lacey
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 from p:00am - 11:00am

Greater Spokane Incorporated - Spokane
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 from 8:00am - 11:30pm 

Advanced Government Contracting

Small Business Participation Plans
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 from 9:00am - 11:00am

Methods of Government Contracting
Bates Technical College - Tacoma
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 from 9:30am - 11:30am

Contracting Coffee Hour
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 from 7:30am - 9:30am

Subcontracting Bookkeeping Basics 
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 from 9:00am - 11:00am

GSA Multiple Award Schedules

Bates Technical College - Tacoma
Thu, Dec 1, 2015 from 9:30am - 11:30am

Contracting Coffee Hour
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - Bremerton
Wed, Jan 6, 2016 from 7:30am - 9:30am

Meet the Buyer

Doing Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center - Kennewick
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 from 9:00am - 11:00am

DLA Meet N Greet with Industry Day
Exact location TBD- Bremerton
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 from 8:30am - 3:00pm

Alliance Northwest * - Early Bird Registration Now Open
Washington Fairgrounds - Puyallup
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 from 7:00am - 4:00pm


Partner Events*

Small Business Contracting Seminar/Webinar*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Portland & Online
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Centennial Trail State Park Pre-Bid Meeting
Sontag Park - Nine Mile Falls
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Clean Agent Fire Suppression System Installation Pre-Bid Meeting
Kitsap Transit Conference Room - Bremerton
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

PNDC's Oregon Holiday Party*
Camp Withycombe - Clackamas
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

ITAR Summit*
World Trade Center - Portland
Dec 9-10, 2015 from 7:30am - 5:00pm

PNDC's Puget Sound Holiday Party*
Microsoft HQ - Redmond
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Successful Bid Protests*
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 from 10:00am - 11:00am

PNAA’s 15th Annual Aerospace Conference*
Lynnwood Convention Center - Lynnwood
February 9-11, 2016


* indicates that a fee may be required in order to register for that workshop or event

In This Issue

Flying into the Future with PNAA

Contracting Opportunities
Workshops & Events
Quick Links 
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Requests for Subcontracting Bids or Pricing

Prime Contractors from around Washington State frequently contact PTAC in hopes of finding small businesses to submit a subcontracting quote with their bid packages. 
If you are a Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, HUBZone Certified, 8(a) Certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, or Woman Owned Small Business, and are interested in working with Prime Contractors on proposals make sure to respond with the information requested from each contractor.
For the most up to date listing please visit the Washington PTAC Contracting Opps or follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Current Opportunities:

Clean Agent Fire Suppression System Installation
Kitsap Transit

Centennial Trail State Park
Washington Parks & Recreation Commission

Sources Sought for Painting, fire alarm, roofing, paving
NAVFAC NW Postings in WA, OR, ID
Various Agencies

March 10, 2016
Puyallup, WA



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Early Bird Attendee Pricing - $85

Business Exhibitor Booths - $500

Sponsorships Starting at $850
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