Pierce County business forum

Businesses looking to win government contracts will have the opportunity to do so at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12, at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th Street W. in University Place.

The Washington State Office of Women and Minority Owned Enterprises will conduct two workshops to assist qualified businesses procure State Certification as a bona fide minority owned business as well as a new category-Small Business Enterprise, a gender and race neutral program.

Panelists and exhibitors include Pierce County, City of Tacoma, Tacoma School District, Port of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Go Local Tacoma, Washington Department of Enterprise Services, Washington Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Base Lewis McChord, NAVSUP Fleet Logics Center, Puget Sound, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Pacific NW Defense Coalition, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC); Native PTAC and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency.

Register online or contact Hans Kueck by phone at 253-798-2335 or email hkueck@co.pierce.wa.us.