State & Local Government


Small businesses that feel they are not ready for federal government contracts may find that State and Local Governments can provide wonderful opportunities for them to expand their sales and become ready for the federal marketplace. While state and local procurements are subject to various regulations and rules, they can be less complex than federal contracts.

Small businesses should explore all of their options to market and sell to the various State and Local levels of Government.

For additional information on State & Local Government Contracting, please contact our staff of experts at or 414-270-3600.

Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program – Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights: Diverse suppliers accounted for $137,333/384 of $2,544,653,189 of State Agency and University of Wisconsin spending in the areas of procurement, state highways, facilities construction and architectural/engineering services during FY20. Diverse supplier purchases represented 5.40% of total spend.

Check out the Revitalized WI Supplier Diversity Website – The Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program is very excited to announce the launch of the newly designed website as of March 2nd! The URL is the same, so visit soon at The website redesign reflects our Program’s commitment to helping suppliers better navigate the certification process. [March 2021]

FOR WISDOT CONTRACTORS – Changes to ASP-3, the provision that includes requirements related to the DBE program as applied to WisDOT contracts with DBE goals. The changes affect how DBE documents are submitted at time of bid, how good faith effort is documented and evaluated, how DBE commitments are monitored, and other changes that align WisDOT with federal regulations. View the presentation slides: ASP-3 Updates – 2020. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Implementation Additional Special Provisions 3 – Effective October 2020.

Madalena Maestri. EdD, DBE Program Chief

Jillene Fehrman, PE, Proposal Management Chief