Forum provides businesses opportunity to work with government

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Businesses looking to win government contracts have that opportunity at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum. This free event takes place Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGavick Conference Center located on the campus of Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, in Lakewood.

Participants can learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies, meet one-on-one with purchasing agents, network with other Pierce County business owners and managers, and participate in breakout sessions.

George Northcroft, regional administrator of General Services Administration’s Northwest/Arctic Region, will share his insights as guest speaker. Northcroft oversees all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including management of federal real estate and information technology.

Other participating agencies include Pierce County, City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Native PTAC, NAVSUP Fleet Logics Center-Puget Sound, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma Public Schools, Pierce Transit, King County Director Association (KCDA) School Purchasing Consortium, Kitsap County Public Works and Purchasing, City of Lakewood, and Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises.

Register online or contact Hans Kueck at (253) 798-2335 or


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