Central Kitsap Reporter


Free training opportunity – advanced government contracting workshop | Dec. 11

November 16, 2012 · 9:33 PM

Dec. 11

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, 4312 Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton

Pre-registration is required – register online at http://www.washingtonptac.org.events

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance will host a free training workshop for small businesses who are interested in expanding their business through government contracting.

Participants will benefit from the experience and insights of Greg Mowat, project labor agreement specialist and owner of GTM Transformations. He brings a wealth of experience regarding labor relations, labor law, PLA administration and alternative dispute resolution processes and his background includes numerous large public works projects including implementing and monitoring the Sound Transit PLA covering all light rail and sounder station construction. Mowat will be joined by procurement technical assistance counselor and 30-year Navy contracting veteran, Mary Jo Juarez.

This session is offered as an opportunity to become familiar with project labor agreements, conversant with basic labor relations concepts, knowledgeable regarding relationships with building trades labor organizations, an introduction to basic labor law as it may impact contractors/subcontractors signatoryto a PLA and awareness of conflict resolution concepts.

Topics include:

• what is a project labor agreement; a short history,

• overview of related labor law,

• a few words about labor contract interpretation,

• benefit Trust Matters and

• representation and grievances.

This free training opportunity is funded through the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program which helps companies find and successfully achieve contracts for work with the local, state and federal governments.

For additional details please contact: Kathy Cocus at 360-377-0180 or email cocus@kitsapeda.org

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