Government Contracting – PTAC

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KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. We provide FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors. Click here for the Washington PTAC Training Schedule.We also assist agencies, departments and primes in their efforts to comply with federal and state procurement diversity goals. Our service area covers 5 counties: Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason.

Mary Jo Juarez, Business Consultant

Mary Jo Juarez,
Business Consultant

Mary Jo Juarez has over 30 years’ experience in government contracting; most recently working as a Navy Deputy for Small Business, helping the Navy meeting their small business goals and educating small business firms in obtaining certifications, marketing, and opportunities with the federal government. Call 360-377-9499 to set up your FREE business consultation with Mary Jo.

PTACforWebsite2Click here to read Mary Jo’s latest column on government contracting:

Government Contracting – Tips from an Insider

Click here for more Selling to the Government columns.

Mona Carlson

Mona Carlson Government Contracting Specialist

KEDA’s monthly Coffee Hour offers help in complex world of government contracting

Contracting with the federal government is a vastly different, and generally more complex, experience than vendors and service providers generally encounter when contracting with private business organizations.  Ironically, the extensive regulations and policies that can make this process so cumbersome to small businesses were actually established to benefit, guide, and protect them. Click here to read Mona Carlson’s column for more information about KEDA’s Contracting Coffee Hour.

Upcoming Events and Training

(Visit the Washington PTAC site for a complete list of upcoming workshops and events.)

Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 12/06/2017 Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!

First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am 

Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated!

KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government, on the first Wednesday of each month. This is your opportunity to meet with  contracting experts, network with other contractors,  discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available for contractors.

Retired Government Contracting Officers, Mona Carlson and Mary Jo Juarez will host the event and over the next few months bring in a variety of former government contracting subject matter experts, as well as Small Business Liaisons, and large business representatives who are looking for subcontracting opportunities, and offer support the contracting community.

Stop in and have a donut with Mona and Mary Jo and get your questions answered!. Click here for additional information.


DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit - Seattle Date: 12/13/2017 Time: 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Dec 13, 2017 11:00am – 3:00pm
 12/13/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Tiffany Scroggs (360) 464-6041
 PTAC at Thurston EDC
 $20.00 Registration Policies
 Washington Department of Commerce 2001 6th Ave, 33rd Floor, Seattle WA 98121

The Navy SBIR/STTR program awards over $300 Million in contracts to small businesses with technology and innovations that may be developed for military applications.   For Pacific Northwest companies that seek to learn more and compete for this funding, plan to attend the DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit featuring:

  • Navy SBIR/STTR basics live and in person from NAVSEA representatives
  • A video livestream of Navy topic overviews from the National Innovation Summit in New Mexico
  • One-on-one consultation for prospective SBIR applicants with NAVSEA representatives (sign-up required)
  • Proposal preparation tips and resourcesThis event is brought to you by NAVSEA, the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Washington State Department of Commerce, the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) and the SBIR/STTR Support Center at Oregon BEST.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 01/03/2018 Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!

First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am 

Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated!

KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government, on the first Wednesday of each month. This is your opportunity to meet with  contracting experts, network with other contractors,  discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available for contractors.

Retired Government Contracting Officers, Mona Carlson and Mary Jo Juarez will host the event and over the next few months bring in a variety of former government contracting subject matter experts, as well as Small Business Liaisons, and large business representatives who are looking for subcontracting opportunities, and offer support the contracting community.

Stop in and have a donut with Mona and Mary Jo and get your questions answered!. Click here for additional information.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 02/07/2018 Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!

First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am 

Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated!

KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government, on the first Wednesday of each month. This is your opportunity to meet with  contracting experts, network with other contractors,  discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available for contractors.

Retired Government Contracting Officers, Mona Carlson and Mary Jo Juarez will host the event and over the next few months bring in a variety of former government contracting subject matter experts, as well as Small Business Liaisons, and large business representatives who are looking for subcontracting opportunities, and offer support the contracting community.

Stop in and have a donut with Mona and Mary Jo and get your questions answered!. Click here for additional information.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 03/07/2018 Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!

First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am 

Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated!

KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government, on the first Wednesday of each month. This is your opportunity to meet with  contracting experts, network with other contractors,  discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available for contractors.

Retired Government Contracting Officers, Mona Carlson and Mary Jo Juarez will host the event and over the next few months bring in a variety of former government contracting subject matter experts, as well as Small Business Liaisons, and large business representatives who are looking for subcontracting opportunities, and offer support the contracting community.

Stop in and have a donut with Mona and Mary Jo and get your questions answered!. Click here for additional information.


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