We are offering free training workshops for small businesses who are interested in expanding their business through government contracting. (Click here to read more about the economic impact of the Dept of Defense in Kitsap and Washington State.)
These free training opportunities are offered by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) and funded through the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program which helps companies find and successfully achieve contracts for work with local, state and federal governments.
The premier event for 2015 is a three-part Prime Outreach series “Being a Subcontractor”. The first session is Wednesday, April 29th from 4-6:00pm at the KEDA offices, 4312 Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton.
According to Kathryn Townsend, Client Relations Manager at West Sound Workforce, a past participant, “Every session was packed with experience and insight not usually found in a classroom setting. It was like taking a Masters-level course in subcontracting. To be able to learn from a person with the amount of expertise and “real-world” knowledge as our instructor was priceless!”
The April 29th session covers the basics of how to become a subcontractor and work effectively with the prime. Future sessions drill down into agreements and more technical details. Part 2 and 3 are scheduled for 4-6:00pm on May 27th and July 8th. Pre-registration is required.
Additional KEDA /PTAC government contracting workshops for spring 2015 include:
Know Your Customer: Marketing to the Government
April 15th, 9-11am, Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton
Marketing to the Department of Defense
April 16th 9-noon, PSRC, 1011 Western Ave #500, Seattle
Overhead Pricing – Government Contracting Workshop
April 22nd 9-11am, Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton
Pacific Northwest SAME Small Business Symposium
April 28th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (fee applies), Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton
Contracting Coffee Hour
May 6th 7:30-9am, Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton
How to Contract with the Dept of Defense
May 21st, 9-noon, PSRC, 1011 Western Ave #500, Seattle
Keeping on Track – Small Business Finance for Government Contractors
May 20th 7:30-9am, Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton
Contractor Rights and Responsibilities
May 27th 7:30-9am, Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton
PTAC classes are free but pre-registration is required for all events. (Note: Fee applies to SAME Small Business Symposium.) Unless noted, all classes take place at KEDA, 4312 Kitsap Way #103, Bremerton, Washington. Complete schedule, additional details, registration information, as well as contracting resources and biz opps are available at kitsapeda.org/ptac. Call 360.377.9499 for more information.
PTAC provides FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors. We also assist agencies, departments and primes in their efforts to comply with federal and state procurement diversity goals. KEDA’s PTAC service area covers 5 counties: Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason.