Calendar

Feb
24
Mon
NWMMSDC & OMWBE Present: MBE Certification Workshop @ NWMMSDC Office, Conference Room
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
NWMMSDC & OMWBE Present: MBE Certification Workshop @ NWMMSDC Office, Conference Room

Are you interested in obtaining the state and/or private/public sector Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications? Join the Northwest Mountain MSDC and the WA state Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises in a collaborative MBE certification workshop.

Agenda: 

  • Presentation by NWMMSDC
  • Presentation by OMWBE
  • Question and Answer
  • Open Workshop (bring your applications and come ready with questions)

Register Here

Feb
27
Thu
‘Strategic Communication’ Live Sales Training Session @ Northwest Mountain MSDC Office
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
'Strategic Communication' Live Sales Training Session @ Northwest Mountain MSDC Office

In today’s environment of constant media, marketing, and sales pitches it is increasingly difficult to separate you, your products, and your company from the competition.  Traditional sales methodologies are seeing diminishing returns.  In an effort to stand out and cut through the noise we’ve created ‘Strategic Communication’. A sales approach designed to build credibility, value, and differentiate you from the other guys. What’s so different?  Join us to find out.

This event highlights two days of sales training and development and is available for MBE certified firms.

Date: Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Register to Attend

Learn more about Shawn Channell, our ‘Strategic Communication’ coach

Agenda

  • Section 1: Strategic Communication Sales Methodology Introduction
  • Section 2: Creating a Strategic Conversation Workshop
  • Section 3: Becoming Their Partner
  • Section 4: Bringing it all together
Mar
5
Thu
WA PTAC & Thurston EDC – Alliance Northwest @ Washington State Fair Grounds Mattress Firm Showplex
Mar 5 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
WA PTAC & Thurston EDC - Alliance Northwest @ Washington State Fair Grounds Mattress Firm Showplex

This event brings together prime contractors, government agencies and small businesses featuring:

  • Tradeshow
  • Keynote speakers
  • Workshops
  • Matchmaking session with government agencies and prime contractors

To learn more and register, click here.

Mar
6
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Mar
25
Wed
2020 Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Mar 25 all-day
2020 Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

Seeking Nominations!

The Northwest Mountain MSDC requests your nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards. Your nominations are essential to the awards program and demonstrate valuable engagement within our network.

The Northwest Mountain MSDC 2020 Annual Awards is where you recognize the member corporations, public agencies, MBEs, and advocates that have distinguished themselves as high-quality Supplier Diversity Leaders and Advocates impacting the Northwest Mountain region.
The reference year, which will be reflected on the award, is 2019. We request your nominations in the following categories:
2019 Advocacy Awards (MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members can both nominate in this category)
  • Robert L. Ryan Award
  • John A. Gilmore Award
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Award

2019 Leadership Awards

  • Supplier of the Year Class I – IV (Nominated by Corporate and Public Agency Members)
  • Public Agency of the Year  (Nominated by MBEs)
  • Regional Corporation of the Year (Nominated by MBEs)
  • National Corporation of the Year (Nominated by MBEs)
Please email the Council if you are looking to submit your nominations.
Nomination Deadline: February 5, 2020
Your nominations are important:
  • Your nominations are time sensitive.  Your prompt submissions help expedite the nomination process and complete the review process by the Awards Committee.
  • Leadership Award winners nominated by you automatically advance to NMSDC Leadership Award nominations.
Thank you for taking time to support the Northwest Mountain MSDC Awards Program.
Apr
3
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Apr
8
Wed
2020 Regional Contracting Forum @ The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC)
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 Regional Contracting Forum @ The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC)

The Regional Contracting Forum is a network event hosted by Washington government associations to meet with businesses. This “reverse trade show” style-networking event is an opportunity for companies to meet with prime contractors and government organizations to ask questions and get information on how to do business with government.

Register for Free to Attend 

May
1
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

May
14
Thu
NMSDC Leadership Week – Leadership Awards @ New York, NY
May 14 all-day
NMSDC Leadership Week - Leadership Awards @ New York, NY

Save the Date!

(For MBEs invited to attend NMSDC Leadership Week May 13 – 15)

Jun
3
Wed
2020 Annual Business Conference @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Jun
5
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Aug
7
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Sep
3
Thu
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ The Golf Club At Newcastle
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
4
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Sep
20
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Save the Date!

Interested in participating? Submit your application to NMSDC.

Sep
21
Mon
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala

Save the Date!

Join the MSDUK for their 2020 Conference and Awards Gala in London from September 21-24, 2020.

For more information, click here.

Oct
2
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Oct
25
Sun
NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange @ Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Nov
6
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Dec
4
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444