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 KEDA’s 2016 PTAC Training flyer or 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: 04/05/2017 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.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 05/03/2017 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.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 06/07/2017 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.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 07/05/2017 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.


Contracting Coffee Hour – 1st Wednesday Outreach & Networking Event Date: 08/02/2017 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.


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