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Alliance Northwest features high-quality workshops and matchmaking sessions between small businesses, government agencies, and prime contractors. The event is in its 36th year. Hosted by Thurston Economic Development Council, home of Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Alliance Northwest has a strong history of federal agency support. It is widely known as the place where business and government learn and connect.


  • Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors.
  • Prime contractors and government buyers seeking to do outreach to small and diverse businesses.

This event attracts over 1,000 attendees, including the who’s-who of government contracting. Alliance Northwest is the premier government contracting event in the region, bringing together prime contractors, government agencies, and small businesses for a full day of relationship building. The 2022 event will start with pre-event activities and allow for extended networking beyond March 10th.

For those firms who are experienced government contractors, Alliance Northwest is the place to strengthen established relationships, explore other government contracting opportunities and teaming opportunities, and hear the marketplace’s latest news and trends from the expert workshop speakers.

If you’re new to government contracting, you’ll have an opportunity to meet government agency representatives, explore subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors and attend high-quality training workshops.

2022 Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum

Since 2009, the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum has offered businesses the opportunity to learn how to compete for contracts with local, state, and federal governments. In 2022, Alliance Northwest is partnering with Pierce County and the City of Lakewood to bring the Forum back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What can you expect as a previous attendee of the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum?

While larger-scale in-person events are on hold for now, this year’s virtual event will offer Pierce County firms the same local connections and Pierce County specific content they have valued to create new revenue streams by working with government. PLUS, you’ll have access to even more connections, and live and recorded content on the expansive Alliance Northwest Agenda for an entire year.

may be available for attendees who are currently WDVA or OMWBE certified.

Federal Agency representatives are invited to participate for free.

Please contact [email protected] for the promo code BEFORE completing your registration.

During registration:

  • Please complete information for each person attending.
  • You are able to copy all details between attendees on your regsitration.
  • Individuals need unique emails.
  • Please contact [email protected] if you have ANY questions about registration.
  • You are able to edit your registrations after ordering.
  • This information will be imported to your swapcard profiles and you will be able to edit in swapcard as well.

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When: March 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register Here!
For more information, contact
: Holly House