Connecting Small Businesses with Government Buyers, Agencies, and Prime Contactors
July 17, 2015 Bremerton, WA — The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is coordinating two free government contracting Meet the Buyer outreach events which will present opportunities for small businesses to connect with government buyers from Washington State, Olympic College, Department of Defense agencies, as well as several prime contractors.
The first Meet the Buyer event takes place on Wednesday, July 29th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Olympic College, Bremerton and is open to all small businesses who are interested in expanding their business through government contracting. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards and capability statements/line cards. The event which is co-sponsored by Olympic College, is free but pre-registration is required. Visit kitsapeda.org/events-calendar for additional information and registration. Participating organizations include:
- Bremerton Housing Authority
- DLA – Defense Logistics Agency
- NAVFAC – Naval Engineering Facilities Command Northwest
- NAVSUP – Naval Supply Systems Command
- NAVSEA – Naval Sea Systems Command
- Olympic College
- Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) – register with WEBS!
- Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OWMBE)
- S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Prime contractors including: Absher, Kiewit, Manson, and Pacific Tech Construction
The second event, which takes place on August 10th is a Small Business, Industry & Market Research Event for NAVFAC Northwest. The event provides an opportunity for Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business and HUBZone Small Business to present their experience and capabilities to representatives from NAVFAC Northwest Architects / Engineers, Public Works, Environmental and NAVFAC Northwest Contracting Officers.
Registration is required and is limited to 70 firms who meet specific construction related NAICs codes criteria. Please visit http://kitsapeda.org/events/meet-the-buyers-event-navfac-small-business-industry-market-research-event/ for details and registration information.
KEDA is also offering special Contracting Coffee Hour sessions from 7:30-9:00am on July 22nd and August 5th to help companies prepare for Meet the Buyer events. Contracting Coffee Hour takes place at 4312 Kitsap Way #103 in Bremerton. Pre-registration is appreciated. http://washingtonptac.org/events-workshops/
The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) receives funding through the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program to provide training and support that helps companies find and successfully achieve contracts for work with local, state and federal governments.
PTAC classes are free but pre-registration is required for all events. 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.