Calendar

Upcoming Events, Training, Conferences, and Summits

Mar
22
Wed
University of Washington Supplier Orientation @ Seattle and Tacoma Campuses (see registration)
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: University of Washington Supplier Orientation

The University of Washington (UW) is pleased to offer monthly orientations for suppliers interested in doing business with the University and the State of Washington. Sessions will be held on the Seattle and Tacoma Attendees will receive information about the University and State procurement processes.

Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and staff from UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and 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 the potential business opportunities for your company.

Register at: https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/suppliers#orientation

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm – 2:30pm and are held on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Location details are included in the registration form.

Dates:         

March 22, 2017 (register here)

April 11, 2017 (register here)

May 16, 2017 (register here)

June 21, 2017 (register here)

 

Mar
23
Thu
SBE/DBE CONSULTANT OUTREACH and NETWORKING EVENT @ HNTB Corporation
Mar 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

HNTB

Invites you to our

SBE/DBE CONSULTANT OUTREACH and NETWORKING EVENT

HNTB is seeking to identify small and/or disadvantaged consulting businesses (SBE/DBE) that enhance our capabilities to deliver transportation infrastructure projects in Washington State.

We invite you to learn more about upcoming projects, meet our staff, and visit with us to explore teaming opportunities. Our event will include a short presentation, followed by open networking and one-on-one discussions.

WHEN             March 23, 2017

4:30 – 7:00pm

WHERE                       HNTB Corporation

600 108th Avenue NE, Suite 900

Bellevue, WA 98004

RSVP               March 20 by emailing:  pjonescoburn@HNTB.com

The types of opportunities we anticipate for SBE/DBE teaming partners include:

Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

Utility Design

Traffic/MOT Engineering

Drainage/Hydraulics

Traffic Analysis

Landscape/Urban Design

Environmental/Permitting

Geotechnical

Public Outreach

Sustainability

Agreements

Technical Writing

Quality Management

Cost Estimating

Scheduling

Risk Management

CADD Services

Document Control

Surveying

Right-of-Way

Acquisition or Relocation Service

Construction Management/Inspection

Constructability and VE Service

Specialty Services

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information: The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities.  ADA access is provided through the main entrance and the first level of the parking garage.  Further accommodations can be arranged with advance notice by contacting Patsyann Jones Coburn at pjonescoburn@hntb.com or 425.455.3555.

Apr
6
Thu
NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington Monthly Meeting @ Tukwila Community Center, Room Art A
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington

EVERY FIRST THURSDAY of EACH MONTH

Location: Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Room – Art “A”
Tukwila, WA 98168

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Promoting individual prosperity of minority builders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers of materials and equipment used in the construction industry

ABOUT NAMC of WASHINGTON

The National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington (NAMC of WA.) is a 501 C (6) Nonprofit trade association that was established in 2010 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges – Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

http://www.namcwa.com/

Apr
11
Tue
University of Washington Supplier Orientation @ Seattle and Tacoma Campuses (see registration)
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: University of Washington Supplier Orientation

The University of Washington (UW) is pleased to offer monthly orientations for suppliers interested in doing business with the University and the State of Washington. Sessions will be held on the Seattle and Tacoma Attendees will receive information about the University and State procurement processes.

Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and staff from UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and 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 the potential business opportunities for your company.

Register at: https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/suppliers#orientation

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm – 2:30pm and are held on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Location details are included in the registration form.

Dates:         

April 11, 2017 (register here)

May 16, 2017 (register here)

June 21, 2017 (register here)

 

Apr
12
Wed
2017 Regional Contracting Forum @ Washington State Convention Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

2017 Regional Contracting Forum is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:30pm at the Washington State Convention Center.  This full day networking event is for business owners and representatives to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities and how to do business with Local, State, and Federal government agencies in the Puget Sound region.

Refer to the flyer for details.  Visit the website site http://www.kingcounty.gov/contractforum for additional information and to register.

We look forward to your attendance at the Regional Contracting Forum.

Introduce your business to the Region’s largest government entities: King County, Port of Seattle, University of Washington, Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Enterprises, Port of Tacoma, City of Seattle and others. Attendees have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers all at one event.

 Register online: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/finance-business-operations/business-development-contract-compliance/events/RCF.aspx

Apr
13
Thu
Attention Business Owners – Upcoming PortGen Workshop @ Port of Seattle Headquarters, Commission Chambers
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attention Business Owners
Mark your calendars for the Upcoming PortGen Workshop

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Location: Port of Seattle 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle Washington 98121- Room Commission Chambers
(Parking will be validated at the “Bell Street Parking Garage” on Wall Street)

Agenda Highlights:
Come meet staff members of the Port of Seattle, Central Procurement and Small Business Team for an informational session on how to do business with the Port of Seattle as it relates to Consulting and Small Works Construction contracting. Small business attendees will gain an understanding of upcoming solicitations, procurement opportunities, and have the opportunity to network with relevant decision makers of the Port.

Topics Include:
➢ RFP Development Training

➢ Small Works Construction: Training & Opportunities

➢ Consulting: IAF Special Testing and Inspection Services

➢ Consulting: Construction Safety Monitoring Services

Space is limited therefore please RSVP as soon as possible by return email to
smallbusiness@portseattle.org if you have questions please contact Boyd.T@portseattle.org
Port of Seattle, Small and Disadvantage Business Coordinator (206) 787-3455

Apr
21
Fri
Washington Construction, Design and Entrepreneurs CDE Meeting @ Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Optional networking from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Objective
The CDE meeting is held the third Friday of each month. Leaders from the private and public sectors come together to announce upcoming projects and network with the business community. The CDE works to promote the economic development of ethnic minorities, women and small businesses in the Puget Sound.

Sponsor of the Month: University of Washington

Apr
26
Wed
Public Hearing – proposed rule changes OMWBE @ Capitol Court Building, Room 135
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OMWBE is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification and we welcome your input. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification    CR-102

Notice of Proposed Rule Changes

The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification.

The OMWBE offers state and federal certification. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification.

We welcome your input.

Summary of Proposed Changes
Below are highlights of the proposed rule changes. Please see attached for more information and the text of the proposed rule changes.

• Eliminate the requirement that the original application and renewal forms are notarized. The notary requirement would be replaced by a signed declaration. The purpose of this change is to save applicants time and money.

• Add the same personal net worth limit as federal certification, which is that the primary owner’s personal net worth may not exceed $1.32 million. The purpose of this requirement is to verify the applicant is an economically disadvantaged individual as required by state rule.

• Require an applicant to wait 12 months before reapplying for certification if he or has been denied certification. This intent of this requirement is to prevent businesses from restructuring ownership and control for the sole purpose of certification. This does not prevent persons from reapplying earlier if they withdraw their application.

CR-102

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425 @ BELLEVUE CITY HALL
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425 and seasoned mentors for a series of workshops focused on bringing your idea to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy.

WEDNESDAYS STARTING APRIL 26 until May 31

6:30P – 8:30P

BELLEVUE CITY HALL

450 110th Avenue Northeast

Bellevue, WA 98004

 

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP 425FOUNDERS.EVENTBRITE.COM

Questions? Contact Anthony Gill at the City of Bellevue Office of Economic Development at (425) 452-4114 or agill@bellevuewa.gov

Apr
27
Thu
Tribal Business and Contractor Outreach Event @ Tulalip Casino Resort, Orca Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:

TOGETHER PARTNERING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

APRIL 27

9:00am – 3:00 pm

No Charge and Lunch Provided!

Native Art Sales and Vendors Welcome

Register at : http://bit.ly/2mpj0fu

Panel Discussions: Contracting in Indian Country and Snohomish County Agencies

Attendees have the opportunity to meet and network with the tribal representatives, government contracting representatives, and largest corporations and participate in small business trainings/workshops. The outreach provided a forum for local tribal, small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses to discuss and learn about available resources to help them compete for public and private contract opportunities.

For questions, please contact Merle Holden at holdenmp@juarez-group.com.