The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the City of Lakewood Economic Development Department, with participating agencies, are hosting a free Purchasing Forum – register here – for local businesses. Learn new and existing business opportunities with government agencies.
- Learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies
- Ask questions of a panel of government purchasing agents
- Meet one-on-one with purchasing agents
- Network with other Pierce County business owners and managers
- Attend the breakout session: Safety Saves You Money
- Receive an update of the governor’s subcabinet focus on increasing access for small and minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.
Guest Speaker: George E. Northcroft; Regional Administrator, Northwest/Arctic Region; General Services Administration (GSA)
Safety Saves You Money Presented by: Rose Gundersen, Dept. of Labor & Industries Small Business Liaison. Whether an entrepreneur just starting out or a seasoned employer, come learn useful tips and about free programs available to employers. This session will help you establish policies and procedures to stay in compliance and avoid common costly mistakes related to work place safety.
Your Line Card as a Marketing Tool Presented by: Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). A busy purchasing agent needs accurate and to-the-point information to make an informed decision. Your Line Card provides that! Or does it? This presentation will help you answer that question.
October 6, 2016
8:00 am | Registration and light refreshments
8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Program
McGavick Conference Center
(Clover Park Technical College)
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Pierce County | City of Lakewood | City of Tacoma | Port of Tacoma | WA State Department of Transportation | WA State Department of Enterprise Services Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) | Native PTAC | NAVSUP Fleet Logics Center, Puget Sound | U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center | Joint Base Lewis McChord | Tacoma Public Schools | Pierce Transit | King County Director Association (KCDA) School Purchasing Consortium | Kitsap County | Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises