May 2024


5th Annual U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Business Conference

May 10, 2017  Brown Deer
Start Date May 10, 2017
End Date May 10, 2017
Time 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Facility Traffic and Parking Control Company (TAPCO)
Address 5100 W Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53223
Contact Info Carol Murphy
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This conference will focus on procurement procedures and business opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 12 area consisting of Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Tomah, WI; Chicago, IL; Danville, IL; and Iron Mountain, MI – as well as opportunities with other Federal, State, Local and Prime contractors.

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Emily Constantine, Associate, Husch Blackwell
  • Suzanne Ferris, Senior Associate, HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Eric Ness, Acting Region V Administrator, US Small Business Administration
  • Thomas Pettis, VA National Acquisition Center
  • Ken Grant, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

Technical representatives from the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee will be on hand in the afternoon to meet with attending businesses. Meet representatives from:

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Logistics
  • Prosthetics

You will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the EPA, US Coast Guard, US Forest Service, 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), HGA Architects and Engineers, Hollister Incorporated, Walsh Construction, Woodward, Inc.,  US Small Business Administration (SBA), VA National Acquisition Center (NAC), and VA Great Lakes Acquisition Center. Additions will be made as final commitments are received.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent over $22.5 billion on contracts in Fiscal Year 2016. The mission of the VA is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.”

View more information about the VA.

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from and network with U.S. Department Veterans Affairs contracting representatives, other government agencies and government contracting experts.

Limited exhibit table top space is available at the conference. 

Large businesses looking for small business subcontractors are encouraged to join us. 

By registering for and attending this event, you give the Wisconsin Procurement Institute permission to take and use your photograph at this event. You understand that all photography will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by registering for and attending this event.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Sponsor: Traffic and Parking Control Co. (TAPCO)

Sponsor:  Nagel Architects + Engineers

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – WI Chapter

Center for Entrepreneur and Economic Development, Inc. (CEED)

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)