First, wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!

On behalf of WPI, I would like to thank all of the speakers, government buyers, prime contractors, partners, volunteers and Office of Congressman Kind who helped make last week’s 11th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference a great success.  The commitment of support by Volk Field and Juneau County Economic Development Corporation provided almost 200 attendees from Wisconsin and surrounding States the opportunity to build business relationships and locate opportunities with government and industry.

I would like to highlight several webinars coming up in July and early August that may be of interest to current contractors. These webinars are FREE. Details and the schedule is available at www.wispro.org  Topics for July and August include:

  • DOD Invoicing – WAWF / IRAPT
  • Federal Procurement Data System – FPDS
  • Buy American
  • Government Property

And last and maybe most important – September 30 is the end of the Federal government’s fiscal year.  Why important – end of year spending.  We encourage current contractors to prepare to take advantage of the opportunity.  More on this in the next month, but here are three simple things to make you more visible to buyers:

  • Make sure that your SAM registration is current and if you are a small business, your DSBS is complete
  • Have a current and updated Capabilities Statement ready
  • Reach out to your current customers

Wisconsin currently shows over $1 billion in Federal sales.  This does not include the last 90 days of DOD sales.  How Wisconsin will end the year is yet to be seen.