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 »

Biz Opps: More contracting opportunities

Market Research Services:  Washington – General Administration Goods and Services https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/bidcalendar.asp PO Box 41000; Olympia, WA 98504; (360) 902-7300  A – Market Research Services SOL Ref #: 6900-GC25025 Due Date: 09/01/17 Market research consulting to support of new initiatives in online education; including degrees, certificates, and various non-credit continuing and corporate education programs. For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly. Seattle Center Monorail […] Read more »

Latest from Washington PTAC – Government Contracting Biz Opps & Events

Bid Alerts from Washington PTAC: Flatiron West, Inc. – Request for Certified DBE Subcontractors & Suppliers for US 101 Coffee Creek Remove Fish Barrier Project in Shelton, WA .  Bids Due August 25 at 11:00am. Click Here for more information. Sailboat removal in Bellingham Bay, Visit WEBS and search 32098 Janitorial Services in Spokane. Visit WEBS and search K6272 Chief Joseph Dam Geotechnical Exploration. Visit […] Read more »

Upcoming government contracting classes and events!

Overhead Pricing   August 16th  9 am – noon KEDA Conference Room Overhead costs are often the highest price component of your proposal. What are the standards in creating pricing? The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations of construction contracts. Please pre-register here: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/850777 […] Read more »

Just added! Government Contracting Training on Technical Proposals

Learn what the government is looking for in a technical proposal Get tips on how to be more successful in the world of government contracting! You will learn how to review technical proposals and respond accordingly. The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations […] 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 »

Biz Opps: WSDOT Free Training & Biz Opps

Free WSDOT Contracting Training Video Links Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session EIW Contractor University Free IRS Webinars https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1 Attention all Washington […] 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 »

Marketing to the Government : What to Give Government Buyers & Primes

DATE CHANGE! Now scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th! Marketing: What to give to Government Buyers and Primes? How does Social Media work in government contracting? Marketing to the public sector is different than marketing to corporate America. This class will help you understand what government buyers and prime contractors want to see from you. Get the tools you need to be successful! The class is […] Read more »

Connecting companies, one Kitsap firm at a time

Ben Anderson for the KPBJ If you grew up in Kitsap County, or possibly lived here most of your life, the county tends to feel like a small community in which you know most of the companies working and thriving around you.  That is exactly how I felt until I moved back home to Bremerton in 2011 and ventured out into the Kitsap business community.  […] Read more »