April 6, 2017 PTAC Newsletter
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A Message from your
Washington PTAC Program Director

Tiffany Scroggs
34th Annual Alliance NW was a HUGE Success!
We are over the moon excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from the recent Alliance NW event held in Puyallup, WA.  Thank you to those who helped make it a success.  While the main purpose of that event is to learn and meet people, some small businesses actually won contracts at the event and others received contracts as a result of prompt and appropriate follow up with the primes and agencies in attendance. Congratulations!  

Haven’t done your follow up yet?  There’s still time to dig out the business cards you received and sort through the notes you took.  Now is also an excellent time to meet with your PTAC Counselor to discuss your government contracting strategy.  A candid discussion with an expert on the marketplace about what’s working (or not) could result in saved time and effort and ultimately help you grow your public sector awards.
Didn’t attend the event? We’ve published the event magazine online here where you can see articles as well as the directory of exhibitors starting on page 40. 
What’s next? There are a lot of opportunities to meet and greet with primes and agencies coming up very soon.  PTAC hopes you’ll join us!  The Regional Contracting Forum in Seattle is April 12th, Health and Human Services is coming out from Washington DC to host an industry day in Tacoma on May 18th and Washington Department of Enterprise Services is holding a Business Partnership Forum (primarily for goods, services, facility maintenance businesses) on June 1st in Tacoma.   See those events and all others at

Tiffany Scroggs
Washington PTAC
Program Manager

Washington PTAC
Team Member Spotlight
Cate Taylor
Cate Taylor serves Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties.
Her office is located in South Everett at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and she is at the Bellingham SBDC the third Friday of each month, along with the SBDC in Skagit County every other month. If you have a desire to grow your business in the government market Cate will enthusiastically help find the right path.
Her experience as a business owner combined with her business education offer practical, strategic and focused support to businesses that want to diversify their revenue and grow their company.

Cate’s tip for success when pursing governemtn contracts::

Know how to tell your value above all other information about your business.

Share what you are in the business of doing and how you will save your customers, time, resources, money and give them the information they need do make a decision. Her favorite acronym is TRIM= Time, Resources, Information Money, every business decision is based on these 4 factors.

Cate can be reached at Economic Alliance Snohomish County
808 134th Street SW, Building B, Suite 101
Everett, WA  98204
(P) 425.248.4223

Government Contracting
Workshops & Events

Washington PTAC counselors across the state are dedicated to providing businesses with no-cost assistance that will help 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

Winning Federal Construction Contracts
Apr 18, 2017 10am – 11:30am -Vancouver, WA


Government Contracting Essentials
April 19, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am – SBA Seattle District Office


Government Contracting Essentials
April 26, 9:30-11:30am – Bates Technical College


Laying the Groundwork- An Introduction to Government Procurement
April 28, 2:30-3:30pm – Lacey


Contracting Coffee Hour
May 3, 7:30-9:30am – Silverdale


Government Contracting Essentials
May 3, 2017 11:30am – 1pm – Vancouver, WA




Advanced Government Contracting

Is the Mentor- Protégé Program For You?
Learn more April 18 – 1-3pm -Vancouver WA


 Developing Successful Proposals Workshop
April 26, 2017 1pm-3:30pm – Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Methods of Government Contracting
May 24, 9:30-11:30am – Bates Technical College

Selling to Defense Logistics Agency
May 24, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am – SBA Seattle District Office


Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer: Doing Business with Local Transit Systems
April 6, 2017 10:30 am – 12 pm PST – Tri-Cities

Partner and other Events & News

Regional Contracting Forum
Wednesday, April 12 – 8am-3:30pm – Washington State Convention Center – Seattle

Port of Seattle PortGen Workshop
April 13 9am-12:00pm – Location Port of Seattle Commission Chambers

Women in Aerospace: The Competitive Edge – Moving from Strategy to Capability
April 13, 8:30am – 4:00pm Mukilteo


Special Announcements

Your Path to Surety Bonds and everything you need to know about contract bonding
May 18, 8::30am-1:30pm- Seattle

12 Steps to Success
A Guide to Doing Business with the Government including useful Government Contracting Websites. Provided by: SBA Government Contracting & Business Development Office of Government Contracting Area Office VI



Each Friday, SmallGovCon provides a snapshot of some of the week’s top news and commentary from the government contracting community. Copyright © 2016 Koprince Law LLC, All rights reserved.

Minority Business Executive Program Scholoarships
Bank of America offers 50 scholarships for diverse businesses to receive up to a full scholarship to attend our Minority Business Executive Program. Business owners must apply on line and the deadline is May 5. Since the award can be as much as $10,000 Business Collaborative participants can use it for other Executive Education at the Foster School as well.  To be eligible businesses must be certified as:

  •         Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

  •         Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

  •         Disabled Person Owned

  •         US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce

  •         Veteran-Owned

  •         LGBT Owned

  •         HUBZone
           (Historically Underutilized Business Zones)

For more information: Michael Verchot, Director, Consulting and Business Development Center, University of Washington Foster School of Business, 206.543.9327 (o) 206.225.0725 (m),

Please send your calendar of events, news and announcements to: 

George Sharp
Washington PTAC Program Coordinator

For more information: 360-464-6043.

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To keep updated on government contracting opportunities
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Electronic Bid-Match


Did you know you can receive federal, state, and local solicitations in your email everyday? 

Washington PTAC’s electronic bid match system searches over 1,500 government websites for opportunities.

We send you one daily email with links to solicitations that match what you do.

  • Easy, convenient system
  • Saves you time from searching multiple websites
  • Affordable

Available to
Washington businesses
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Government Contracting

Weekly Webinars

Plan now for every
Friday at 9am

Let’s talk government contracting!

What does it take to become a successful government contractor?

Washington PTAC is here to answer that question with our weekly webinar, bringing you information and updates on the top government contracting topics.

Recent Webinars include

Laying the Ground Work



To view past webinars go to our Webinar Channel by clicking here. 

Would you like to be a presenter? Please click here for our presenter form.
Business Spotlight

This Space Available for Marketing Purposes. For details, please contact George Sharp, WAPTAC, Program Coordinator, 360-464-6043,
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


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