Meet the Buyers Events

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Small Business Administration (SBA) Meet the Buyers at Three Free Events this spring!

March 16th  2:30-5pm: Sell to the Port of Everett
April 12th 8am-3:30pm: Regional Contracting Forum
May 18th 7am-5pm: Getting Back 2 Business University of Puget Sound Tacoma


March 16: Sell To the Port of Everett

Looking to grow your smPort 2 Businessall business? Learn how to sell to the government. Join the SBA, Port of Everett, in partnership with the City of Everett and Snohomish County for a free crash course in doing business with the Port of Everett.

Thursday, March 16 | 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Port of Everett, Blue Heron Room
1205 Craftsman Way | Everett, WA 98201
Register here

This edition of Port 2 Business includes:

  • An overview of how the Port of Everett utilizes job order contracting
  • An explanation of how your company can participate
  • List of contracting opportunities coming in the near future
  • Q&A session
  • Open house networking opportunities

Need additional contracting assistance? Visit and resource partner Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center for free contract assistance.

Regional Contracting Forum

April 12: Regional Contracting Forum at the Washington State Convention Center

Introduce your business to the region’s largest government entities – attendees will have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers all at this free one-day event:

Wednesday, April 12 | 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place | Seattle, WA 98101
Register here

The following government agencies will be present:

  • King County
  • Port of Seattle
  • University of Washington
  • Sound Transit
  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Enterprises
  • Port of Tacoma
  • City of Seattle


May 18: Getting Back 2 Business at University of Puget Sound Tacoma

Join the SBA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at this free “Getting Back 2 Business” one-day event.

Thursday, May 18 | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St. | Tacoma, WA 98416
Register here

This event connects small businesses with specialists from HHS, other federal agencies and large prime contractors to enable them to more effectively pursue federal contracting opportunities.

“Getting Back 2 Business” events offer attendees the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with the processes and procedures associated with federal government contracting
  • Learn how to identify and pursue government contract opportunities with HHS
  • Hear about the resources and support available from the SBA
  • Network with representatives from HHS, other federal agencies, large prime contractors, small business resources and other small businesses
  • Meet the buyers in matchmaking sessions with federal contractors and contracting specialists
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