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Training and Business Management Assistance

Training and Business Management 

Ongoing training and business management assistance is available through several resources. For certified businesses, the Equity in Contracting (EIC) team helps to level the playing field when it comes to having and opportunity to secure public works, and goods and services contracts. For prime public works contractors, the EIC team offers pre-approved certified sub-contractors who can help you meet the goals or requirements for your project. 

 

For both the certified sub-contractor and prime contractors, the EIC team offers assistance in obtaining business management and administrative skills by partnering with experienced programs and individuals who in turn share their knowledge and expertise. Local business training and educational opportunities are available through the Washington Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and through the Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE.) 

Free Upcoming Events and Schedule for 2020

Class Name Who Should Attend Time Location  Presenter
Doing Business with the City of Tacoma Women and Minority Business Owners

8:30-9:30 AM

Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 248

City of Tacoma

Staff

 
How to get Certified Any business owners that are  minority and/or women owned that are not certified

9:30-10 AM

Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 248 City of Tacoma

Staff

Government Contracting Essentials - Laying the Groundwork Subcontractors - Especially OMWBE -Certified
8:30  - 9:30 AM Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 248 City of Tacoma Staff, MBDA, PTAC 
Marketing & Branding Vendors interested in creating a Capabilities Statement  

March 30

9:30-10:30 AM

Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 248 City of Tacoma Staff, MBDA
Contractor Training 101 Subcontractors - Especially OMWBE -Certified
TBD  TBD  L&I
Community Inclusion Networking Subcontractors - Especially OMWBE -Certified
TBD TBD City of Tacoma Staff and Tacoma Public Schools
Ariba 101 All vendors working with city contracts TBD TBD City of Tacoma Purchasing 
Tax and License Workshop Tacoma Business owners, Tax Preparers, entrepreneurs 

Quarterly


Tacoma Municipal Building North -Room 16 City of Tacoma Staff
B2G & LCP Tracker 101
All vendors working with the City of Tacoma
TBD Tacoma Municipal Building City of Tacoma Staff

The Four types of State Certification Through OMWBE

  • MBE - Minority Business Enterprise
  • WBE - Women Business Enterprise
  • MWBE - Minority Women Business Enterprise
  • SBE - Small Business Enterprise
City of Tacoma Staff