WHAT IS MATCHMAKING?
One of the highlights of Alliance Northwest is the ability for small businesses to meet one-on-one with procurement professionals from across the state. This unique opportunity is a popular attraction of the Alliance Northwest event so advanced registration is required.
WHAT HAPPENS AT MATCHMAKING?
Small businesses who register for Alliance will meet have the opportunity to meet with table hosts for 8 minute meetings. All participants must be paid registered attendees for Alliance NW 2019.
Small businesses who choose to participate in Matchmaking will be alerted when it is time to register for their meetings.
WHEN DOES MATCHMAKING TAKE PLACE?
Matchmaking will take place at Alliance Northwest in the Matchmaking Area. The area will be open from 11 am until 1 pm for changes, cancellations or questions.
Matchmaking itself will happen between 2 pm and 4 pm in the Match making area.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MATCHMAKING?
Registration for Matchmaking will commence on February 21. Early bird registrants will get a 24 hour head start. You will be alerted with a registration link when registration opens.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY MEETING?
Washington PTAC is available prior to the event to help you get ready to meet with the agencies.
- Webinar: Prepare for Alliance
- Meet personally with a PTAC advisor
- Check the PTAC Statewide event calendar for workshops in your area
ALLIANCE 2019 MATCHMAKING EVENT IS SPONSORED BY:
WHAT AGENCIES WILL BE HOSTING A TABLE?
The following list of agencies will be available to meet individually with businesses at the event:
Doyon Government Group
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC NW)
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division – Keyport (NAVSEA)
Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
Nova Group, Inc.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & Intermediate Maintenance Facility
U.S. Army, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Mission & Installation Contracting Command
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington Small Business Development Center
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Washington State Department of Transportation – Contract Services Office
Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises