Speakers announced for Alliance Northwest!

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March 15, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Puyallup, WA


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What is Alliance Northwest?
Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest.

Speaker Schedule (subject to change):

The Alliance Northwest team has assembled government contracting subject matter experts to lead breakout sessions at the event.  This is a unique opportunity to get updated on effective strategies for success and hear what’s new in the marketplace.

Contracting in the Age of Trump
by James F. Nagle, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP
Any new administration, especially one of a different political party than its predecessor, involves different priorities and often total reversals from the previous president. The Trump administration it’s no exception but its impact on procurement both what is being purchased and the process is monumental. Pres. Trump’s impact on the regulatory process, the Buy American act, the role of contractors in fulfilling the work of the executive branch, and budgetary priorities sets an array of challenges and opportunities for everyone involved in the contracting process.

Proposal Power: Bid More, Win More, Spend Less
by Brent Paris, BID Designs
Does your company currently work proposals with confusion, late nights, and high costs prohibiting an ongoing bid rate to increase your overall win rate?  If so you are not alone.  Responding to RFPs present challenges to even the most experienced professionals.  In this session, we present those common pitfalls and what to do to avoid them.  Further, we provide and we give the fundamentals of compliance, structuring your proposal to the evaluator,  present the key components of a winning solution, and give insight into how winning companies bid more effectively with the proper allocation of process and resources.

The All Small Mentor Protégé Program – An Update
by Steven Koprince, Koprince Law
Hear an update on how the recently implemented SBA Mentor Protégé program is going, its impact on small businesses, and how you can get involved.  Mr. Koprince will also do some myth-busting and provide practical tips and tricks relevant to every small business pursuing federal contracts and subcontracts.

Key Considerations for Federal Subcontractors
by Maria Panichelli with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC
Get paid, know your rights, and avoid common pitfalls!  In this session, experienced Federal contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will cover the essential issues that subcontractors on Federal contracts must keep in mind. She will discuss the negotiation of subcontract clauses, including mandatory FAR flow-downs and other critical provisions including disputes and payment clauses. Maria will also explain how to handle upstream claims against the owner, detailing how to navigate the pass-through claim process and the negotiation of liquidating agreements. If you’re a small business pursuing work as a subcontractor, this session is a must-attend!

Protecting Your Construction Business: Insurance and Bonding Considerations
By Masaki “Saki” Yamada, Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC

Transportation Forecast Panel
Hear from a panel of agency representatives from the Puget Sound who will share how to do business with their agency and provide a forecast of upcoming opportunities for transportation related projects.

Doing Business with the State of Washington
Agency representatives from the State of Washington including Department of Enterprise Services

Check the www.alliancenorthwest.org website for updates on Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors.

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