VendorConnect is the new portal to view Port of Seattle Opportunities. Procurement and contract opportunities for construction, consulting, and goods and services. This one stop location can be used for registering for small works (construction less than $300,000), consulting services, and goods and services rosters.
The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses through government-contracting marketplace. Their mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington businesses. They provide no cost one-on-one technical assistance.
Washington State PTAC will be celebrating National PTAC Day on September 18, 2019. Please see details below from Washington PTAC to learn about the special webinars coming up in September:
Join the SBA Seattle District Office and other small business organizations on Saturday, Sept. 21 for the free annual Washington Small Business Fair — also known as Biz Fair— to learn from the experts how to start or grow a successful business. Entering its 23rd year, Biz Fair is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington state.Read More
It is actually happening – the federal government starts the transition away from using Dun & Bradstreet as their provider for unique identifier numbers this summer. The new vendor will be Ernst and Young, who, by December 2020 will be providing entities with their unique identifier number which will be used for dealing with the federal government.Read More
Build your summer smarts this summer! School is almost out for the summer, but the SBA encourages you to keep learning with online summer school for your small business. Topics include: legal requirements for small business, finding and attracting investors, marketing 101, government contract proposals, and financing options.Read More
June is National Safety Month, and Joshlyn Ross, a contributing writer to SBA, reminds businesses asks this question:
When was the last time you’ve revisited your workplace safety plan? Not only is it the law, but it also can ensure that you and your employees are always safe.
In honor of National Safety Month, the SBA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourage you to follow these four tips to create a safe workplace for yourself and your employees.Read More
Beginning July 1, 2019, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. In 2018, the legislature passed ESSHB 1673 (app.leg.wa.gov) adding this training requirement to the responsible bidder criteria in RCW 39.04.350 (app.leg.wa.gov).Read More
OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business Innovation, has launched ScaleUp, a new program designed to help established small businesses achieve financial mastery, operational efficiency and marketing expertise necessary to expand.Read More
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8. Registration is free to the public.Read More