Pierce County purchasing forum Oct. 1

In an effort to help stimulate business opportunities, the Pierce County Economic Development Division is hosting a local purchasing forum adjacent to Chambers Bay Golf Course.

The forum will offer your business a chance to learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal and state government, school districts, and public entities in Pierce County; ask questions of a panel of government purchasing agents; meet one-on-one with purchasing agents; and meet and interact with Pierce County business owners and managers.

The free forum will occur on Fri., Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W., in University Place.

Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot. Visit http://www.piercecountywa.org/pc/abtus/ourorg/exec/ecd/forum_register_2.htm or call Hans Kueck at (253) 798-2335 to register.

Participants include the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools, Port of Tacoma, State of Washington Department of Transportation, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Fleet & Industrial Supply Center, General Services Administration, Pierce Transit, City of Gig Harbor, Go Local Tacoma and Pierce County.