The TUCK Advanced Management Program
Jul
9
Jul 21

The TUCK Advanced Management Program

  • Dartmouth College Campus

Shape strategy, spark innovation, and lead change.

The Tuck Advanced Management Program at Dartmouth is a two-week offering designed to advance the strategic and management orientation of senior executives who aspire to succeed at the highest levels of executive responsibility - by learning to ask the right questions, identify the right business opportunities, and optimize resources to position their organizations for breakout business success.

This innovative new program is comprised of five integrated, dynamic modules that have been developed to respond to the critical business needs faced by senior leaders in any organization - private, public, or nonprofit:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction for diverse global business operations
     
  • Creating a mindset and system for continuous innovation
     
  • Building an efficient organization that effectively navigates change in response to market trends
     
  • Managing brand and corporate reputation to realize and sustain profitable growth
     
  • Motivating and leading executives in complex global organizations

 

Developing An Internal Communications Plan for Your Minority Business
Jul
20
7:00 am07:00

Developing An Internal Communications Plan for Your Minority Business

MBEs, Do You Have An Internal Communications Strategy?

Before you can answer that question, you are probably wondering, “What is internal communications?” Here’s the answer – Internal communications is an effective and strategic way to transmit and share information inside of the company and/or organization to ensure that you have an informed and engaged workforce.

Businesses that do not have an effective internal communications strategy have a workforce that is not engaged, don’t have a full understanding of what is going on in the company, can’t participate in and share in “wins” and generally feel disconnected.

Join us for an informative one hour FREE webex on “Developing an Internal Communications Strategy”.  See the details below.

WebEx

Developing an Internal Communications Strategy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

10 a.m. EST/9 a.m. CST  (7:00 AM PACIFIC)

If you have more than five employees – you need a plan! 

Facilitated by Carolyn Mosby (View Carolyn’s Background)

Location

Venue:   WebEx Online


UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
Jun
21
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • University of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

  • June 21, 2017

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking

DES Business Partnership Forum
Jun
1
12:30 pm12:30

DES Business Partnership Forum

  • Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

Government and Public Sector Organizations

This is an excellent education and networking opportunity for public organizations.

  • Learn about requirements and opportunities through public purchasing.
  • Network with the business community to meet your organization's visibility and transparency goals.
  • Inform businesses of your organization's needs and how they can pursue business.

As a government or public organization, not only do you have access to educational sessions that may help you in your public procurement but you also have access to becoming a networking partner by registering for a resource table. If you are interested in raising businesses' perception of the accessibility of your organization, see the networking partnership section below. Admission is free but pre-registration is recommended. Sign up to attend this year's Business Partnership Forum.

Sessions for government and public organizations include sessions on IT, diversity and sustainability.

Customer Participants

12:30 PM1:00 PMRegistration / Check-in

1:00 PM1:20 PMIntroduction / Welcome

1:20 PM1:25 PMConnecting over coffee**

1:25 PM2:15 PMBreak out session 1***

Information TechnologyWebsite Accessibility Requirements
Learn about state website requirements around accessibility. Agency representatives need your help in updating websites and systems to meet these requirements. Come ask questions and learn what you need to know to meet the needs of our state.

EnvironmentalThe EPP sweet spot
Do you have EPP goals and having trouble prioritizing? Come learn and discuss strategic approaches to Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP).

Diverse Business InclusionCorporate Supplier Diversity and Public Contracting
Learn the importance of Corporate Supplier Diversity and how Corporate Supplier Diversity supports growth into the public sector.

2:15 PM2:25 PMConnecting over coffee

2:25 PM3:15 PMBreak out session 2***

Information TechnologyI want an IT system!
For the business unit who wants an IT system and the procurement professionals that will help make it happen. Tools and steps to assist with a solution that will meet your needs while decreasing common frustrations.

EnvironmentalGreen options available Today!
Trying to meet your green purchasing goals? This session is for business units that want to buy green and leaders who want to support and educate on green options. Learn green options in master contracts and how to find them.

Diverse Business InclusionDiverse Business Inclusion: What's New
Goods and services inclusion plans, new master contracts and small business search tools, statewide disparity study, and more.

3:15 PM4:00 PMOpen networking with business

Parking

Parking is available on the lower levels of the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center and nearby streets. For more information, see the GTCTC website.

Have questions?

If you have questions, please contact us DESEvents@des.wa.gov or by phone at (360) 407-2200. Additional information about this event will be posted this spring.

View last year's agenda.

CAMSC Connect Plus - Vancouver
May
24
2:00 pm14:00

CAMSC Connect Plus - Vancouver

  • Simon Fraser University, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, RM 420

CAMSC Connect Plus – Vancouver

CAMSC invites emerging and established Aboriginal and minority owned businesses to join us as we explore business opportunities in corporate Canada’s supply chain.

Learn what it means to be CAMSC certified and how it provides you with the connections to gain market access. We currently have more than 80 corporate members and since our inception in 2004. CAMSC certified suppliers have been awarded more than $2 billion in contracts with our corporate members.

Come connect with corporations and hear about their commitment to supply chain diversity, emerging project opportunities, key requirements and next steps to do business with them through our Business Opportunity Roundtable Discussions.

 Agenda:

2:00 – 2:10  CAMSC Welcome Remarks

2:10 – 2:50  Panel Presentation:  How CAMSC Certification can grow your business through the 3-group connection process:  Corporate-CAMSC-Certified Supplier

2:50 – 4:15  Business Opportunity Roundtable: Participants choose two sessions to network directly with CAMSC corporate members to learn more about what they buy, how they buy it, and opportunities to connect through their supplier diversity programs. CAMSC will also host roundtables to discuss the benefits of CAMSC certification, as well as the business value of supplier diversity.

4:15 – 5:00  Networking Session

Cost:               $25 Aboriginal, minority, diverse owned businesses
                          $40 Corporate and Government participants

Contact: Joe Phillips, 416-941-0004 ext.225, jphillips@camsc.ca

REGISTER

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
May
16
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • University of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

  • May 16, 2017
  • June 21, 2017

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking

OAME 29th Annual Trade Show & Luncheon
May
11
10:00 am10:00

OAME 29th Annual Trade Show & Luncheon

  • Oregon Convention Center

The OAME Trade Show & Luncheon is designed for purchasers and buyers from the Public and Private agencies to network with Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESBs). Everyone is welcome to come and market their business or simply network.

EVENTS:  May 11th – Oregon Convention Center

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm : Trade Show 
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm : Luncheon

QUESTIONS?   Contact Bill Prows at OAME 503-249-7744 or bill@oame.org

READ MORE: https://oame.org/tradeshow/


For Council events, visit http://www.nwmtnmsdc.org/events


SEA-TAC AIRPORT DINING AND RETAIL TRAINING AND SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS
May
8
Jun 12

SEA-TAC AIRPORT DINING AND RETAIL TRAINING AND SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Conference Center - Central Auditorium - Mezzanine Level

Small Businesses. Sea-Tac Wants YOU. How to apply for business opportunities and certification workshops

OUR OBJECTIVE: REMOVING BARRIERS FOR SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES

Small businesses are a critical part of creating economic vitality in our region. These workshops are aimed to ensure that minority and local businesses are prepared to pursue economic opportunities at Sea-Tac Airport (Sea-Tac) through Port supportive services. Become Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Certified. Certifications help ACDBE’s to compete in the marketplace.

FREE TRAINING WORKSHOPS ABOUT DOING BUSINESS AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Small businesses who are currently or interested in becoming ACDBE certified and would like to learn more about what is involved with operating a concession at Sea-Tac Airport. Including:

  • Workshops are free but limited to the first 100 people who register.
  • Explore the various airport dining and retail business models and opportunities at the airport, including vendors, suppliers, direct leasing and joint venture partnerships.
  • The benefits and process of becoming certified as an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).
  • The potential costs of operating at Sea-Tac Airport and options to finance the buildout of concessions units at Sea-Tac Airport.
  • In depth knowledge of how to write a winning proposal.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Day One – May 8, 2017 – 1pm – 4pm Is Your Small Business Ready for Sea-Tac? Business owners interested in learning more about what is involved with operating a concession at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Day Two – May 15, 2017– 1pm - 3:30pm ACDBE Certification (Part One) Business owners who are interested in understanding more about becoming a certified Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and the process to obtain certification
  • Day Three – May 22, 2017 – 1pm - 4pm Proposal Writing Business owners who are ready to take the next step and pursue an opportunity to lease a unit at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Day Four – June 5, 2017 – 1pm - 3pm Contractual and Financial Considerations Business owners interested in obtaining information regarding the potential costs of and financing for the build-out of a unit at Sea-Tac and alternative business models (i.e., joint venture, sublease, direct lease, licensing)
  • Day Five – June 12, 2017 – 30 minute consultation ACDBE Certification (Part Two) Pre-Scheduled Individual Consultations Business owners who have started an ACDBE application and have questions or those who have finished their ACDBE application and would like it reviewed for completion by Office of Minority Woman Business Enterprise(OMWBE) staff

REGISTER TODAY: www.adrwkshop.eventbrite.com

"Leading at the Speed of Trust" presented by Stephen M.R. Covey
Apr
18
9:00 am09:00

"Leading at the Speed of Trust" presented by Stephen M.R. Covey

  • Upper Gwinn Commons

Seattle Pacific University presents Stephen M.R. Covey: Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series

This is the first event in the Lessons in Leadership series, brought to you by the SPU School of Business, Government, and Economics and the SPU Center for Integrity in Business. More events are already being planned and will be announced in the coming months. If you lead, work, or volunteer in an organization or business, you will find these problem-solving events highly relevant.

Keynote: Stephen M.R. Covey "Leading at the Speed of Trust"

In this session, Stephen M.R. Covey explores how trustworthiness, character, and competence are central to success for any leader working with clients and employees, and in personal relationships. Based on his book The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything, Covey brings practical and inspirational insights to the topic of trust.

Featured: John R. Childress "The Many Faces of Corporate Culture"

This session will explore the fundamental principles that govern how culture is built and sustained, and then delve into “The Many Faces of Corporate Culture”; that is, how it shows up inside the organization through various business contexts and situations and the basic human and organizational principles behind what we call corporate culture. You will gain personal insights and business insights that will be useful in improving the organization.

Register for this event

1 Person: $229

Table of 8 Persons: $1,650

Learn more: www.lessonsinleadership.events

 

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
Apr
11
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • University of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

  • April 11, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 21, 2017

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking

Tuck Scholarship Application
Apr
10
Jun 16

Tuck Scholarship Application

AT&T GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Tuck-WBENC Executive Program: The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program is an intensive, five-day executive development program for WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). It is an intensive learning experience that focuses primarily on increasing the competitive advantage and robustness of the participant's own business. Up to 60 WBE attendees will form a learning community that will continue to provide a source of support, expertise, opportunities, and strategic alliances long after graduation.  Applicants must be WBENC-Certified owners with minimum three years of experience running a business and have $500,000 minimum annual sales. Includes most meals and accommodations.

Dartmouth College- Palisades, NY (WBENC)

·         5 days, on-campus program

·         Dates: TBD - Estimated Timeframe, Oct 1 – Oct 20, 2017

·         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 16, 2017

·         Available to WBENC-certifiedWBEs only (CEO/President)

·         Tuition Value approximately $6,000

·         http://www.wbenc.org/tuck-wbenc-executive-program/  

Interested applicants apply online at AT&T Global Supplier Diversity Scholarship Application

Kellogg Scholarship Application
Apr
10
Apr 16

Kellogg Scholarship Application

AT&T GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois (NMSDC).  The Advance Management Education Program: is a custom executive education program created by NMSDC in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the skills and tools needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. NMSDC corporate members recommend high-potential MBEs with sales greater than $5 million in manufacturing and distribution and at least $3 million for service and be at least 3 years in business to participate in the four-day program. Through this interactive curriculum and team-based study MBEs learn growth strategies specifically to build capacity and sustainability for the future.  Includes most meals and accommodations.

·         5 days, on-campus program

Dates: June 18-22, 2017

·         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 16, 2017

·         Available to NMSDC MBEs only (CEO/President)

·         Tuition Value approximately $5,800

·         Website: http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/amep/

Download brochure at www.nmsdc.org/wp-content/uploads/AMEP_2017-9.23.pdf

Interested applicants apply online at AT&T Global Supplier Diversity Scholarship Application

Small and Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship
Apr
10
May 5

Small and Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Small & Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship is designed to provide targeted training and development support to certified small and diverse business owners. The scholarship is sponsored by Bank of America and managed and administered by Communities Foundation of Texas. Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to further enhance the business operations functions within their companies and position them to become better able to compete for increased business.

For the Spring 2017 cycle, 50 scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded by the Small & Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship Selection Committee. Applying is an easy online process; go to the scholarship website beginning February 24, click on the Apply Here button at the bottom of the page and complete the basic information on your company, the program you would like to attend, and share how that program will enhance your business.

Timeline to Apply

  • Friday, May 5, 2017: Online application period closes; no applications for the 2017 cycle will be accepted after midnight (CST) on this date.
  • By July 7, 2017: Applicants will be notified by this date as to whether or not they are a recipient of a scholarship.

For more information on eligibility, awards and applying for the Small & Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship, please visit the scholarship website:

www.cftexas.org/bank-of-america-small-diverse-scholarships

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event
Apr
4
5:00 pm17:00

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event

  • 2550 South G Street Tacoma, WA, 98405 United States

Get That Contract! Prime Contractor Tips!

Are you interested in gaining insight from legal professionals and prime contractors through one on one support? Come join us for a three event series workshop, where you can learn tips for success, improve your bonding abilities, and receive one on one support from prime contractors to have all your hard questions answered.  These classes will assist you in your “back office” preparation and even examine the contract review session to reduce your risks.  These will be hands-on practical tips to move you toward getting more contracts awarded and getting paid. 

Training Schedule  

Session One: March 14, 2017 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Bonding & Matchmaking Session with Prime Contractors  

à Featured Speaker(s):  

  • Port of Tacoma
  • Absher
  • Mortenson
  • Walsh

Session Two: March 28, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Certifications (OMWBE, DBE, MBE)  

  • Impact on Public Works projects
  • Link Deposit
  • How to do Business with Sound Transit  
  • Writing a Winning Capabilities Statement
  • How to read Public Works Contracts & Identify Risks  

Session Three : April 4, 2017 |   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Topics: All About Financials-

  • Financial and Accounting for Emerging Contractors
  • Essentials of Bid Estimating

Event Location: 2550 South G Street Tacoma, WA 98405

*Hors D’oeuvres and Refreshments will be served

Event Registration Info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regional-small-business-enterprise-inclusion-technical-assistance-workshop-tickets-32279474778

Event Contact Information:

City of Tacoma Office of Small Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) 
 
747 Market St Room 808 Tacoma, WA 98402

(253)591-5224  - SBE Office

(253)591-5239 - MBDA Office

 

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event
Mar
28
5:00 pm17:00

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event

  • 2550 South G Street Tacoma, WA, 98405 United States

Get That Contract! Prime Contractor Tips!

Are you interested in gaining insight from legal professionals and prime contractors through one on one support? Come join us for a three event series workshop, where you can learn tips for success, improve your bonding abilities, and receive one on one support from prime contractors to have all your hard questions answered.  These classes will assist you in your “back office” preparation and even examine the contract review session to reduce your risks.  These will be hands-on practical tips to move you toward getting more contracts awarded and getting paid. 

Training Schedule  

Session One: March 14, 2017 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Bonding & Matchmaking Session with Prime Contractors  

Featured Speaker(s):  

  • Port of Tacoma
  • Absher
  • Mortenson
  • Walsh

Session Two: March 28, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Certifications (OMWBE, DBE, MBE)  

  • Impact on Public Works projects
  • Link Deposit
  • How to do Business with Sound Transit  
  • Writing a Winning Capabilities Statement
  • How to read Public Works Contracts & Identify Risks  

Session Three : April 4, 2017 |   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Topics: All About Financials-

  • Financial and Accounting for Emerging Contractors
  • Essentials of Bid Estimating

Event Location: 2550 South G Street Tacoma, WA 98405

*Hors D’oeuvres and Refreshments will be served

Event Registration Info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regional-small-business-enterprise-inclusion-technical-assistance-workshop-tickets-32279474778

Event Contact Information:

City of Tacoma Office of Small Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) 
 
747 Market St Room 808 Tacoma, WA 98402

(253)591-5224  - SBE Office

(253)591-5239 - MBDA Office

 

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
Mar
22
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • University of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

  • March 22, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 21, 2017

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking

Port 2 Business
Mar
16
2:30 pm14:30

Port 2 Business

  • Port of Everett - Blue Heron

EVENT DETAILS

 

1.       Location:             

       Port of Everett – Blue Heron 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett WA 98201

2.       Date/Time:        

        March 16, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

3.       Agenda:              

        2:30-3:00 – registration/networking

        3:00-3:20 – Presentation by Gordian, City, County, Port, Forma & BCI

        3:20-3:30 – Q&A Panel with Gordian, City, County, Port, Forma & BCI

        3:30-5:00- Networking


Population Health Facility Project Open House + Outreach Event
Mar
15
4:00 pm16:00

Population Health Facility Project Open House + Outreach Event

  • University of Washington, Seattle Campus, HUB H-332

The University of Washington is collaborating with the Population Health design-build team to host this FREE outreach event geared toward Small, Minority, and Women-owned design firms and construction subcontractors. This event will provide information on upcoming subcontract opportunities, Q&A sessions, and a chance to meet with representatives of the University and the design-build team.

*Light refreshments/dinner will be provided.

WHEN: MARCH 15, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

WHERE: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE CAMPUS HUB (HUSKY UNION BUILDING), H-332 4001 E STEVENS WAY NE, SEATTLE, WA 98195

To RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbdp/326723

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event
Mar
14
5:00 pm17:00

Regional SBE Inclusion/Technical Workshop & Subcontractor Outreach Event

  • Tacoma Housing Authority Bay Terrace Room 1 - Chambers Bay Room

Get That Contract! Prime Contractor Tips!

Are you interested in gaining insight from legal professionals and prime contractors through one on one support? Come join us for a three event series workshop, where you can learn tips for success, improve your bonding abilities, and receive one on one support from prime contractors to have all your hard questions answered.  These classes will assist you in your “back office” preparation and even examine the contract review session to reduce your risks.  These will be hands-on practical tips to move you toward getting more contracts awarded and getting paid. 

Training Schedule  

Session One: March 14, 2017 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Bonding & Matchmaking Session with Prime Contractors  

Featured Speaker(s):  

  • Port of Tacoma
  • Absher
  • Mortenson
  • Walsh

Session Two: March 28, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: All About Certifications (OMWBE, DBE, MBE)  

  • Impact on Public Works projects
  • Link Deposit
  • How to do Business with Sound Transit  
  • Writing a Winning Capabilities Statement
  • How to read Public Works Contracts & Identify Risks  

Session Three : April 4, 2017 |   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Topics: All About Financials-

  • Financial and Accounting for Emerging Contractors
  • Essentials of Bid Estimating

Event Location: 2550 South G Street Tacoma, WA 98405

*Hors D’oeuvres and Refreshments will be served

Event Registration Info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regional-small-business-enterprise-inclusion-technical-assistance-workshop-tickets-32279474778

Event Contact Information:

City of Tacoma Office of Small Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) 
 
747 Market St Room 808 Tacoma, WA 98402

(253)591-5224  - SBE Office

(253)591-5239 - MBDA Office

Port Gen Goods and Services Small Business Event
Mar
8
9:00 am09:00

Port Gen Goods and Services Small Business Event

  • Port of Seattle, P69

You're invited to the monthly Port Gen Workshop on March 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  This unique program will focus on Goods and Service Business Opportunities with the Port of Seattle. 

 For more information and to view the agenda, please follow the link below:            

Get more information

Register Now!

    

When
Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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Where

Port of Seattle, P69
Program Site: 2711 Alaskan Way
Tour Site: 25 South Horton St.
Seattle, WA 98121

                                   

Alaska PTAC Annual Conference
Mar
8
8:00 am08:00

Alaska PTAC Annual Conference

  • Dena'ina Center

The Alaska PTAC Annual Conference will be

March 8, 2017 in Anchorage at the Dena'ina Center

 

Theme - Communication: It Does Make a Difference!  

 

Learning labs & presentations & networking with procurement officials along with government agencies will all focus on successfully winning government solicitations.

 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Small Business Outreach Invitation: Hensel Phelps
Mar
1
2:00 pm14:00

Small Business Outreach Invitation: Hensel Phelps

  • Hensel Phelps Eastgate Office Park - Bldg II

SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH EVENT INVITATION

Who:              Hensel Phelps, Prime Contractor

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

WHERE:         Hensel Phelps

Eastgate Office Park - Building II

15355 SE 30th Place

Second Floor Conference Room

Bellevue, WA 98007

COST:                        Free

INQUIRIES/RSVPs:  Kate Westerlund at kwesterlund@henselphelps.com

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Hensel Phelps invites subcontractors, suppliers, and service providers, including members of the Small and Disadvantaged business community, to an outreach event at Hensel Phelps’ Bellevue office to learn about future subcontracting opportunities in support of the Port of Seattle’s North Satellite Modernization Base Building Bid Packages.

This meeting will include a brief project overview, question and answer session, and networking between interested firms and Hensel Phelps. .

PROJECT OVERVIEW    

The North Satellite renovation project provides the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines with a modernized facility and includes seismic upgrades, enhanced traveler amenities, new gates, and a roof-top lounge.

 

Subcontracting opportunities are available for all CSI divisions including:

  • Demolition
  • Earthwork, shoring and site utilities
  • Concrete and airport paving
  • Building and interior finishes
  • Miscellaneous metal
  • Waterproofing
  • Roofing
  • Framing and drywall
  • Doors and hardware
  • Interior glazing
  • IT and communications
  • Fuel systems
  • Terrazzo, tile, resilient, & carpet flooring systems
  • Overhead doors
  • Wood panels and finish carpentry
  • Mechanical insulation
  • Masonry

 

BASE BUILDING SCHEDULE

Bid Documents Available: March 8, 2017

Pre-Bid Job Walk RSVP: March 15,2017 By 4:00 pm

Pre-Bid Meeting: March 22, 2017 At 1:30 pm

Question Deadline: March 29, 2017 By 4:00 pm

Bid Due Date: April 12, 2017 By 2:00 pm

Bid Opening: April 12, 2017 At 2:30 pm

Notice of Intent to Award: July 2017 TBD

*NOTE: All bids for the North Satellite Modernization project include a public opening with Hensel Phelps and the Port of Seattle. All questions and bids must be received at the time listed or they will not be accepted.

Small Business Utilization Project Requirements

SCS Utilization Requirement 5.5%

Small Business Enterprise Goal 16%

D/DV/M/WBE Goal 3.6%

Hensel Phelps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage and actively solicit bids from qualified Small and Disadvantaged subcontractors and suppliers on all our projects.

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Black in Tech Seattle
Feb
28
12:00 pm12:00

Black in Tech Seattle

  • Facebook

In honor of Black History Month, join Black in Tech Seattle for a free workshop on how to use Facebook advertising to help business owners grow their businesses. Feb 28th, 12pm - 5pm.

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
Feb
16
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • Unversity of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

  • February 16, 2017 (register here)
  • March22, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 21, 2017

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking

Seattle City Council Happy Hour
Jan
31
5:30 pm17:30

Seattle City Council Happy Hour

Seattle City Council Happy Hour

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Perkins Coie
Address: 1201 Third Ave, Ste. 4900, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
Fees:  Members $20 pre-paid, $30 as of 1/27 | Non-Members $30 pre-paid, $60 as of 1/27

Meet your Seattle City Councilmembers in a relaxed, informal environment and connect with members from 18+ business organizations spanning the city, as we toast to a new year and take in views from Perkins Coie’s beautiful office space in downtown Seattle. This networking program will include brief recognition of Councilmembers in attendance, as well as light hors d'oeuvres and host bar.

This event is an extension of the Seattle Metro Chamber’s business roundtable series, which is organized in partnership with neighborhood business organizations across the city. These roundtable discussions connect Councilmembers with local business owners in their district to facilitate productive, organic conversations around topics impacting neighborhood businesses and their community.

2017 DistribuTECH Conference
Jan
31
Feb 2

2017 DistribuTECH Conference

  • San Diego Convention Center

On behalf of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), you are invited to attend the 2017 DistribuTECH Conference. This is a huge event for suppliers wanting to be a part of smart grid, distributed energy and advanced technologies for utilities. The event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on January 31-February 2, 2017.

The conference will include a tradeshow and a vast array of training and workshops, many of which are being hosted by PG&E Smart Grid team members. We are encouraging our community-based organizations (CBO) and Diverse Business Enterprise (DBE) partners to attend. If you are not able to attend, please forward to DBEs in your network. 

Last year was record breaking for the DistribuTECH conference with over 11,300 professionals from utilities, technology companies and service providers in attendance. More than 500 companies participated as exhibitors at the conference. This a great opportunity for both CBOs and DBEs to centralize networking in one place with various utility and tech companies.

For additional details or to register, please see following link: http://www.distributech.com/register.html

Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications for Sound Transit Project
Jan
20
Feb 6

Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications for Sound Transit Project

  • Operations and Maintenance Facility East

Perimeter screening artwork project

Operations and Maintenance Facility East, Bellevue, WA
Sound Transit Art Program (STart)
Design budget: $75,000 (all-inclusive of fees, costs, and taxes)
Fabrication and installation budget: $750,000 (all-inclusive of all fees, costs, travel and taxes)
Eligibility: open to professional artists or artist teams who reside in the United States
Application: Submission of an online application is required for this opportunity
Deadline: 5 p.m. PST on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

4Culture will manage the application and artist selection process for this Sound Transit art opportunity.

Full RFQ for this project

More information and full Request for Qualifications is available here: http://www.4culture.org/publicart/calls/17/Sound_Transit/4Culture_Sound_Transit_Call.pdf

Artwork project description

Due to sight lines and the future trail activity, the most significant opportunity at the OMFE is its perimeter fence, particularly on the facility's western edge. The OMFE's design/build contractor will work with the selected artist to develop the supporting structure for this perimeter fence and will fabricate and install that structure and concrete base.

Summary

The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) is developing a major artwork to screen the perimeter of a planned train yard in Bellevue, Washington, otherwise known as the Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMFE). STart is seeking a professional artist who demonstrates an interest in, and has past experience developing, lineal artwork. The artwork response is anticipated to be fabricated largely in metal. Submission requirements for this art opportunity are detailed below.

OMFE project summary

Sound Transit, based in Seattle, Washington, is in the design and construction phase for Link light rail corridors north, south and east of Seattle. The agency is building a network of light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit to serve the greater Puget Sound metropolitan area, including cities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

To care for the additional 90 light rail vehicles that will be added to the fleet when those light rail extensions open, Sound Transit is building a second train yard that will be in Bellevue, Washington. The OMFE will be a nearly 25-acre, rectangular switching yard, with maintenance and operations buildings clustered in its center. The south and east edges of the facility are being designed to accommodate future "transit-oriented development" projects, while the north and west sides of the facility will abut a bicycle/pedestrian trail and protected wetlands.

 

Figure 1: Schematic plan of the OMFE showing the perimeter fence locations in black. The identified art opportunity is along the western edge of the site, at the top of the schematic. (Click the photo to see a larger view.)

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW
Jan
18
1:00 pm13:00

UW Supplier Orientation: How to Do Business with UW

  • University of Washington

University of Washington offers monthly supplier orientations for potential, new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University.

Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. 

Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and procurement representatives from:

  • UW Procurement Services
  • UW Business Diversity
  • UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development
  • State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) 

Please register for a session convenient for you if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address potential business opportunities for your company.

Orientation Dates:         

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details are included in the registration form.

Driving Directions: 

You can get personalized driving directions by using Bing Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking