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Doing Business with the US Forest Service

June 6, 2018  Rhinelander, WI
Start Date June 6, 2018
End Date June 6, 2018
Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Facility Fieldside Center Room 102
Address Nicolet Area Technical College
5364 College Dr
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Contact Info Cassie Hutzler
(414) 270-3600
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Guest Speakers:

  • Karie Linn, Contract Specialist, Lake State Acquisition Team – US Forest Service
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Don Makowski, CFCM, Northwest Michigan PTAC
  • Steve Makovec, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

About the Workshop:

In Fiscal Year 2017, the US Forest Service awarded over $1.8 billion in contracts. Over $275 Million of those dollars went to businesses located in Wisconsin and Michigan. Join us for this unique opportunity and network with and learn directly from the US Forest Service Lake State Acquisition Team about what it takes to do business with the U.S. Forest Service!

USFS manages over 193 million acres of national forest. Within the Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin area there are four national forests:

  • Hiawatha National Forest – Gladstone, MI
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest – Cadillac, MI
  • Ottawa National Forest – Ironwood, MI
  • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – Park Falls and Rhinelander, WI

Topics Include:

  • An overview of the Federal Government market
  • Getting your business ready to sell to Federal Government
  • Finding government opportunities
  • Developing your government marketing materials
  • An overview of the Federal government’s small business programs
  • Types of services and products the US Forest Service purchases
  • How the US Forest Service conducts market research and issue contracts
  • Other key factors related to selling to the US Forest Service



Nicolet Area Technical College

Northwest Michigan PTAC

US Forest Service (USFS)

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)