On June 12, 2019, the Thurston EDC will host an event for Thurston County area businesses who are interested in securing business contracts with local government agencies.

Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will lead the June 12 Local Procurement Forum. Washington PTAC works to give businesses the opportunity to thrive in the government contracting marketplace. Washington PTAC’s mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms so that those firms can grow. Washington PTAC provides no cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments.

Businesses can expect to meet representatives from the City of Olympia, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, MSRC Rosters, Intercity Transit, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, the City of Lacey, the City of Tumwater and South Puget Sound Community College.

The free event will include a panel discussion featuring local procurement professionals followed by opportunities to meet directly with purchasing representatives. Washington PTAC business counselors will be there to answer questions, including how to register, where to find opportunities and how to become certified.

“We are delighted to offer an event that helps connect local government agencies to qualified firms from our region. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn from each other,” said Tiffany Scroggs, Washington PTAC Program Manager.

WHO: Thurston Economic Development Council & Washington PTAC
WHAT: Local Procurement Forum
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WHERE: Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation, 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503
COST: Free to attend. Please register at WashingtonPTAC.org/lpf
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kate Hoy, [email protected]