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Washington APEX Accelerator offers many webinars and educational sessions designed to help you navigate the government procurement process. 

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SBIR 101

Summary: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, collectively known as America’s Seed Fund, provides seed money to US-based small businesses who are working on cutting edge technology. Discussed in this video is program basics, eligibility criteria, funding phases, and federal agency participation. The accompanying document provides links to local no cost resources available to provide guidance. Speaker: Kate Hoy, Washington APEX  PDF More resources availablehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3ccsSaDAA

Laying the Groundwork (English and Spanish)

Laying the Groundwork: An Introduction to Government Contracting For anyone interested in selling to government agencies, this is the place to start. Non-technical video that provides an overview and next steps. Access accompanying PDF here: Laying the Groundwork PDF https://youtu.be/UfyyzsUA5LE Estableciendo la base Este video está dirigido a pequeñas empresas interesadas en vender a agencias gubernamentales. Es el lugar adecuado para comenzar. El video no técnico proporciona una descripción general y los próximos pasos. Acceda al

JBLM Industry Day Discussion General Repair and Construction MATOC

APEX and Mission & Installation Contracting Command office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) representatives Q&A on the Sources Sought Notice: Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) General Maintenance, Repair, and Minor Construction Work. Notice ID W911S8-24-R-0003 From SAM.gov posting The Mission & Installation Contracting Command office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington intends to award a Multi-Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) a broad range of minor maintenance, repair, and construction work on real property at

Meet the Buyer: Doing Business with Hanford Primes and PNNL

The Hanford prime contractors and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) purchase millions of dollars’ worth of products and services from area businesses each year. Attendees will learn how to sell to the primes and PNNL and be better prepared to take part in this federal government marketplace.  Small Business Program Managers from the primes and PNNL will be presenting.  The FREE EVENT session will cover topics including: What products/services the Hanford primes and PNNL purchase

OMWBE: Certifications- How It Works

Caleb McInvaille and Julie Campos from OMWBE join with Aleesha Roedel from Washington PTAC to discuss Washington State certifications. https://omwbe.wa.gov/

Price Proposal Preparation

Interested in learning more about the key components to prepare a price proposal for federal contracting opportunities? Retired Contracting Officer, Terry Homburg will guide you through the components of a price proposal or quote such as: Direct costs Indirect costs Profit Taxes You will learn how to prepare a comprehensive price proposal and feel confident with your price.  Resources Price Proposal Preparation Presentation Price Proposal – cost estimate Price Proposal – WD 158-5781 Price Proposal

Meet The Buyer: Doing Business with Local Transit Systems

Local Transit Districts purchase thousands of dollars worth of products and services from area businesses each year.  Attendees will learn about how to sell to the local transit systems and be better prepared to take part in this government marketplace.  Representatives from Ben Franklin Transit and Walla Walla Valley Transit will be presenting. TRANSIT DBE POWERPOINT 2022 https://youtu.be/gpi37C8NdzQ

GOVCON Fundamentals: Tips for Making It in the Federal Marketplace

Competition in the Federal Marketplace is fierce. As consolidation of contracts continues, small businesses must understand how to augment their capabilities to become more competitive. In this presentation, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will discuss some important ways for small businesses to enhance their competitive standing. He will discuss why small business status matters, and how those businesses can leverage their size to partner with the Federal government. Topics will include overview of the benefits

Government Contracting Webinar hosted by the office of Rep. Adam Smith

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 the Office of Congressman Adam Smith hosted a webinar to teach constituents how to start the government contracting process and the best ways to win a bid from the government. Guest speakers from the Small Business Administration, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Minority Business Development Agency to give their expertise and provide resources for businesses looking to win government contracts and subcontracts. See below for the webinar recording

Working as a Subcontractor

Hear from a prime contractor, who is also a Navy retired contracting officer, on what is expected and what the small business should expect when working for a prime contractor on a government contract.  Learn why they need you and what you can offer. Resource Documents Working as a Subcontractor (Part 1) slides  Services Subcontract Standard Long Form  Purchase Order Commodities Working as a Subcontractor (Part 2) slides Clauses (Full Text) Part 1 Part 2

Managing Your Government Contract

There are a lot of moving parts to making sure your government contract is hitting all the marks. Mona Carlson, retired Navy contracting officer and currently the small business liaison for a large business, shares her insights. Tips on how to management your Government Contract (1_11_22) PDF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrDqXjKs4s

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Region 6 is hosted by the Thurston County Economic Development Council and serves Pierce County.

ABOUT THE THURSTON EDC

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

·        Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive

·        Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community

·        Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future 

·        Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

Pierce County services are primarily provided virtually. 

This location is funded, in part, through a partnership with Pierce County through the Navigator Program

General Contact: pierce@washingtonapex.org

Clallam and Jefferson counties

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Region 8 is hosted by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties.

About the Tri-City Regional Chamber

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocate for nearly 1,000 private, public, and non-profit member firms in the Tri-Cities region. The fifth largest chamber in Washington, the Tri-City Regional Chamber advocates for a strong business community and supports the interests of its members. The Regional Chamber is a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for a strong community.

Address

7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Suite C
Kennewick, WA. 99336

Email: tricity@washingtonptac.org

GREATER SPOKANE INC

Region 7 is hosted by Greater Spokane Inc and serves Spokane, Adams, Asotin, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Whitman counties.

ABOUT GREATER SPOKANE INC

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is the Spokane region’s business development organization, focused on leading transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. Founded in 1881 as the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, GSI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant Spokane region by advocating for the region, driving strategic economic growth, and championing a talented workforce. Learn more at GreaterSpokane.org

Address

801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201

Contact: Spokane@washingtonptac.org

Green River College

Region 5 is hosted by the Green River College serves King County.

ABOUT THE GREEN RIVER COLLEGE

The mission of Green River College is to ensure student success through comprehensive programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.

ADDRESS

1221 D St NE
Suite 210 C
Auburn, WA 98002

Email: king@washingtonptac.org

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Region 4 is hosted by the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and serves Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

ABOUT THE EASC

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) is a nonprofit serving as a combined economic development organization and a countywide chamber of commerce. We bring together private-public partners to create a unified voice for Snohomish County.

Address

808 134th St. SW, Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204

Email: snohomish@washingtonapex.org

Columbia River Economic Development Council

Region 3 is supported by the Columbia River Economic Development Council and serves the counties of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania. 

Columbia River Economic Development Council 

Address

805 Broadway St, Suite 412
Vancouver WA 98660

Email: swwa@washingtonapex.org

Thurston County Economic Development Council

Region 2 is hosted by the Thurston County Economic Development Council and serves Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakim, Chelan and Kittatas counties.

This center is also the main center for Washington APEX Accelerator Statewide

ABOUT THE THURSTON EDC

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

  • Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive
  • Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community
  • Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future
  • Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

Address
4220 6th Ave
Lacey, WA 98503

General Contact: thurston@washingtonapex.org

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

Region 1 is hosted by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and serves the counties of Kitsap and North Mason.  

ABOUT KEDA

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is a 30+ year old public/private nonprofit 501 (c) (6) corporation founded in June 1983. Our goal is to attract and retain jobs and investments in this community that generate wealth, enhance the qualify of life and embrace future generations.

Address
2021 NW Myhre Rd, Suite 100
Silverdale WA 98383

Email: kitsap@washingtonptac.org