NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Businesses]
August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA
Promoting individual prosperity of minority builders, contractors, and subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers of materials and equipment used by the construction industry. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization's mandate, "Building Bridges - Crossing Barriers," focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
First Friday Drop-In Day [City of Seattle]
August 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (40th Floor)
Description:- Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
- Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
- See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
- Find out who you should market to
- Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
- Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
- See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
- Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
- Hear about the City’s WMBE resources
FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session. City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.
For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2ITsxoC
Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]
August 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
401 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Vendor Drop-In allows businesses the opportunity to meet with Sound Transit's Materials Technology and Services Section (aka Goods and Services). Vendors can drop in and meet with a Contracts Specialist to learn about how to do business with Sound Transit, how to respond to solicitations, and other questions about working with Sound Transit.
For More Information, Click Here: http://bit.ly/2XN6Af0
Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
August 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Thurston Economic Development Council 4220 6th Ave Lacey, WA 98503
Reaching out to government contracting officers can be difficult at best. If selling to city, state, or federal government agencies directly or via their prime contractors is a business objective of yours, this class is a must. This hands on class will include:
- Creating Essential Marketing Tools
- How to Find Opportunities
- Exploring Network Protocol
Register at: washingtonptac.org
For More Information Click Here: www.washingtonptac.org
PortGen Workshop: Meet the Aviation Division
August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
17801 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98158
Do you want to learn how to do business with the Port of Seattle?
Come and meet Port of Seattle representatives from Diversity in Contracting and the various Division staff. Port staff will share information about our Diversity in Contracting Program and the Port’s divisions focusing their goals while providing an overview for his or her division. Attendees will also learn about the women and/ or minority enterprise goals for each division and upcoming contracting opportunities.
For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2X6bns9
Small Business Mentor-Protege Program [SBA]
August 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway St # 100, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
Join the Washington PTAC, the SBA Portland District for this free workshop and networking opportunity geared towards small businesses looking to grow through the use of teaming arrangements.
Whether it is through Joint Ventures, Mentor Protégé Agreements or more informal teaming arrangements, teaming and partnering can help your business gain the capacity needed to perform on contracts both directly with the government as well as large prime contractors.
For More Information, Click Here: http://bit.ly/2KA5Ght
How to Become a Certified Small Business [SBA]
August 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St #160, Beaverton, OR 97005, USA
Did you know that the federal government wants to award at least 23% of the $500 billion it spends annually to small businesses? In addition to the 23% goal, there are additional targets for disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone and service disabled veteran owned small businesses.
This workshop will cover federal certification eligibility requirements, certification benefits as well as the process of how to get certified.
For More Information, Click Here: http://bit.ly/33lBhvQ
Supplier Orientation [UW]
August 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
University of Washington- 4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA (Roosevelt Commons West, 3rd Floor)
Orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University. Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes.
For More Information, Click Here: https://bdp.uw.edu/
Export Seminar August 15: Trends and Opportunities in Japan [SBA]
August 15, 2019
K&L Gates LLP, 1 SW Columbia St, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Learn about the current state of doing business in Japan from Oregon’s
Japan Representative Office (JRO). SBA International Trade Finance Specialist, Jim Newton, will be on hand to discuss SBA Export Finance Programs used in Japan. Business Oregon’s trade specialists will also be available to assist with industry specifics related to medical products, advanced manufacturing, and outdoor gear/apparel, wood products, food/bev/ag, software and hi-tech.
The seminar will cover:
• Market overview and key Industries
• Demographic trends and new government initiatives
• Grants, export finance and more
• Success stories of Oregon companies
• Upcoming trade events and missions to Japan
For More Information, Click Here: http://bit.ly/2TqX80F
Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering
August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Attend a free, in-person orientation at our office. Learn more about King County's contracting process, effective marketing strategies, and tips for submitting successful bids and proposals. Chat with our contract specialists, sustainable purchasing manager, and our small business certification team.
For More Information Click Here: www.kingcounty.gov/procurement