Selling to the government: GSA introduces guide to ease MAS Offer process

GSA has introduced its latest offering in an effort to ease the MAS offer process, for industry. MAS road map has step by step instructions that will take some of the mystery out of “how to get on Schedule.” Guide to Preparing a MAS Offer This guide helps new offerors understand how to submit an offer to sell commercial products and services under the Multiple […] Read more »

Government Contracting: Why North Dakota says: be like Kitsap!

Take advantage of proven contracting resources Kathy Cocus, KEDA Business Development Director/PTAC Program Manager; for the KPBJ Why does Grand Forks, ND think small businesses should be like Kitsap PTAC clients?  A recent editorial in the Grand Forks Herald cited KEDA’s PTAC (government contracting) program as a model for local companies who could benefit from growing their revenue via federal contracting. Why? For starters, in […] Read more »

Local small business earns subcontract for privacy curtains

Bremerton manufacturer offers submariners privacy Ed Friedrich – Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — It’s curtains for coed Navy submarines. No, the integration of women into sub crews isn’t over. It’s hardly begun. Those really are submarine privacy curtains being manufactured at a Charleston business. Unique Experience Custom Embroidery is under contract to produce 175 curtains for entries, showers and bunks on the guided-missile sub USS Ohio. The Navy’s […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Contracting Opportunities & Outreach Events

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES Port of Tacoma – Benefit Broker The Port of Tacoma (Port) and Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing benefit broker services for the Port and NWSA benefit plans. The Port is seeking the contract to begin January 1, 2018 for five (5) years with two one year options, at the sole discretion of the Port, for […] Read more »

KEDA PTAC – Upcoming Events!

Contracting Coffee Hour tomorrow, June 7th from 7:30-9am! Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!  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, […] Read more »

DES Master Contracts Website Enhancements

  Contracts with Diverse Spend DES has created a search function that will allow customers to search specifically for which Master Contracts offer vendors that are certified Small, Veteran, Minority, Women or Minority and Women owned businesses. This tool can be located on the Current Statewide Master Contracts, using the contract search tool or by clicking on the 3rd bullet under “Search of view contracts” […] Read more »

Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: kitsapeda.org/key-industries/defense/ Click here to download. Read more »

2nd Annual Meet the Buyers Outreach Event – July 13th

July 13th, 8:30 am -12:30pm Olympic College Bremerton Meet buyers from local, state and federal agencies. Bring your marketing material! Register now! This event fills up fast! 8:30-9:00am — Registration/sign-in 9:00 – 10:30 am —Presentations by participating agencies 10:30-12:30pm– Meet the Buyers (exhibitor style) NOTE: this will NOT be a match-making event with assigned time slots. Rather, buyers and agency reps will man tables that participants can […] Read more »

May 2016 PTAC Newsletter

Click here for Washington PTAC‘s latest newsletter featuring upcoming government contracting workshops, on-demand training,  prime outreach events, and contracting opportunities. Also, be sure to visit KEDA’s PTAC page for upcoming Kitsap events, workshops and Biz Opps: Read more »

Government Contracting – Is the Customer Always Right?

Understand the FAR to support recovery of your costs and/or time By Mona Carlson In the endless debate of whether or not the customer is always right, when the client is the Government the argument becomes a legal dialogue rather than a philosophical one. After all, the Government is the sovereign and American Constitutional laws bar suits against the sovereign. When you can’t sue the […] Read more »