PNDC Members are companies that do business (or seek to do business) as prime or subcontractors with the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other international, federal, state, and local agencies involved in security and law enforcement. All member applications are subject to approval by the PNDC Board.
PNDC Sustaining Members are companies that aren’t typically in the government supply chain, but seek to work with PNDC Member companies. Our Sustaining Members include law firms, financial institutions, staffing agencies, insurers, accountants, public relations, etc. Sustaining membership includes all the benefits of membership plus extensive marketing opportunities. All member applications are subject to approval by the PNDC Board.
Networking PNDC provides regular, structured networking events for our members including: • Networking programs allow business leaders to meet peers, discuss key issues, create collaborative partnerships, and tour high-tech facilities. • Special events like the Annual Dinner, Range Day, CEO Dinners, and VIP Summer Bash connect members with senior government/industry officials.
Training and Education PNDC’s training seminars, webinars, and conferences help member companies successfully navigate government regulations to expand their government contracting, subcontracting, and exporting work. Recent PNDC training events have included: • Basics in Government Contracting • Supply Chain Opportunities • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) • Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Export Control Reforms • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARS) and DFARS • ISO 9001/AS9100 • Proposal Development and Writing • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) • Contracting with and Marketing to GSA • Small Business Innovation Research Grants/Tech Transfer (SBIR/STTR) • Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls for Contractors • Cybersecurity and Data Security • Successful Bid Protests; Pricing Adjustments and Contract Changes • Protecting Legal and Intellectual Property • Foreign Government Procurements-Strategies & Methods for Int’l Sales • Managing Contract Flow-Down Clauses
Procurement Counseling In partnership with the Oregon Procurement Technical Assistance Center (GCAP), our full-time Procurement Counselor assists companies with navigating FARS/DFARS, registrations, and certifications including DUNS, Systems for Award Management, Dynamic Small Business Search, and Federal Business Opportunities. We also offer a free bid match service for our Washington and Oregon members.
Advocacy PNDC convenes regular Congressional Roundtable discussions to bring our members face-to-face with U.S. Representatives & Senators to ensure that Congress and federal agencies address the needs of Northwest defense/security businesses.
How Does My Company Join?
While PNDC is a member-funded organization, our annual rates are very competitive. Our membership dues are calculated based on the number of people the candidate firm employs in the Northwest.
*Open to companies that do business (or seek to do business) as prime or subcontractors with the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other international, federal, state, and local agencies involved in security and law enforcement. See Sustaining Member information if your organization offer support services to PNDC member companies (examples: law firms, financial institutions, staffing agencies, insurers, accountants, public relations, etc..)