I am back in Lawrence after two fantastic trips to the West Coast, in very rapid succession.
I am at the tail end of a great visit to the Pacific Northwest, where I spoke yesterday at the Alliance Northwest procurement conference. My presentation focused on the many recent legal changes (and proposed changes) affecting small contractors, including SBA proposals on the limitations on subcontracting and a new “universal” SBA mentor-protege program.
Many thanks to the organizers of this wonderful event, which gets bigger and better every year. Special thanks to Tiffany Scroggs, Stephanie Scott, Traci Hansen and their colleagues at the Washington PTAC for all of their hard work on the conference, and a big thank you to Ashley Coronado of the Washington PTAC for facilitating my session (including flawless pronunciation of “Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird.”) And of course, a big “thank you” to everyone who attended my presentation and stopped by to visit on the trade show floor.
It’s a year away, but I certainly plan to be back in Washington next year for the 2016 Alliance Northwest event. In the meantime, if you weren’t able to attend this year, I would be happy to send you my slides–please just contact me.
Small businesses in Washington State are in luck: a highly experienced PTAC team is available to assist contractors with the ins and outs of federal contracting.
The Washington PTAC currently consists of 14 team members, several of whom were government contracting officers before joining PTAC. This depth and breadth of knowledge allows the Washington PTAC to provide small businesses with practical advice stemming from real-world experience.