Procurement Technical Assistance Center PTAC

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is designed to help the Washington State Business community in all areas of selling to local, state, federal agencies, and government prime contractors. If a company has questions in any area of selling to the government we will work with them to get answers.

**Upcoming PTAC Workshops**
Sponsored by the Washington PTAC and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Meet the Buyer: Doing Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Location: Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center, Bechtel Board Room, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336
Cost: FREE!
RSVP: Register here
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Government Contracting Workshop
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 9 - 11:30 am
Location: Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, 29 E. Sumach Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Cost: FREE!
RSVP: Register here
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Washington State Dept. of Enterprises Services Outreach Event
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Columbia Basin College Administrative Bldg “A” Room A334 (2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301)
Cost:  FREE!
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Government Contracting 101
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 9 - 10:30 am
Location: Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center, Bechtel Board Room, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336
Cost:  FREE!
RSVP: Register here
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WA State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Certifications Workshop
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center, Bechtel Board Room, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336
Cost:  FREE!
RSVP: Register Here  

Click here to view upcoming statewide PTAC events for July and August 2014.

Some of the free services PTACs provide include:

  • Interpretation of Solicitations
    Help to decipher solicitations by reviewing contract clauses, terms, definitions and requirements to ensure your interactions with bid target agencies are correct, complete and powerful.
  • Assistance with Government Registrations and Certifications
    Certain certifications and registrations are required to contract with various levels of governmental agencies, while others help businesses to be more competitive in the government marketplace. PTAC provides assistance with System for Award Management (SAM) registration, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 8(a) certification, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Washington State certifications.
  • Training and Seminars
    PTAC hosts a number of training sessions and seminars throughout the year to provide the practical, hands-on information you need to do business with the government. Topics have included local procurement opportunities, government certifications, construction and bonding, and doing business with GSA.
  • Marketing Assistance
    Help determine where the key markets are for your products and services. Staff works to bridge opportunities between buyers and suppliers.
  • Specification, Standards, and Drawings
    Help to locate necessary documents for solicitations.
  • Computerized Bid Match Service
    This is a software tool that searches numerous government databases for bid leads that match your company’s criteria, including FedBizOpps, Defense Logistics Agency buying centers, NASA, Washington State Department of General Administration, and other agencies. Bid leads are sent via e-mail. There is a $135 annual fee for this optional service.

For more information please contact:

Ashley Coronado
PTAC Business Counselor

Washington PTAC website:

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA