The Agenda

Apr 20

Update on Federal Small Business Programs

10:00am |
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A Panel Discussion with the U.S. SBA and Federal Prime Contractors.

Small and diverse business have an advantage when working with the Federal government and Federal prime contractors. Recent changes are increasing these opportunities even more. Join Eric Ness, WI Director U.S. SBA for an update on recent changes to small business goals and programs.

Joining us will also be representatives from large prime contractors who will discuss opportunities with their organizations as well as how they identify and qualify potential subcontractors. Small, disadvantaged, woman, minority, veteran, service disabled veteran, rural, minority, disabled veteran owned businesses are encouraged to attend.

Attendance at this session will qualify for 1 CPE credit.

Moderator: Kim Garber, Director, Small Business Programs, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Apr 20

Cyber Security: looking beyond NIST 800-171 for Defense Contractors

11:00am |
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NIST 800-171 focuses on plans, policies, and procedures which are essential and required components of a DOD Contractor’s cyber security program. Naturally, the System Security Plan and Plan of Action receive the greatest attention concerning what is required.

However, these elements alone are not sufficient. There are many other considerations such as risk factors, asset identification, scope management, documentation, and reporting requirements that a company needs to consider when developing and managing its program. This session will address these under-emphasized requirements and provide examples of why they should be included as priority considerations.

Attendance at this session will qualify for 1 CPE credit.

Apr 20

Break for Lunch

12:00pm |
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Apr 20

Selling Goods and Services to the State of Wisconsin

01:00pm |
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An overview of how the State of Wisconsin purchases goods and services.

Every year, Wisconsin state agencies, institutions, and campuses purchase over $1 billion worth of goods, services, and capital equipment. Learn how to qualify, locate, bid on opportunities and win contracts. Also learn about the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity programs.

Presented by Cheryl Edgington, Deputy Director, State Bureau of Procurement and by Tondra Davis, Director, Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program.

Speaker TBA

Apr 20

A Discussion with Wisconsin State Buyers - Goods & Services

02:00pm |
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A panel discussion with State of Wisconsin Buyers purchasing Goods and Services - learn what and how they buy, what they are looking for in a supplier, how they evaluate bidders and bids, as well as what opportunities are currently available. Joining us will be representatives from the following agencies:

• Department of Health Services
• Employee Trust Funds
• Department of Corrections
• Department of Transportation
• University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Department of Natural Resources
• University of Wisconsin Systems

Speaker TBA

Apr 20

Individual Meetings with State of Wisconsin Buyers Purchasing Goods & Services

03:00pm |
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Individual virtual meetings will be coordinated with State of Wisconsin Buyers purchasing Goods & Services.

WPI staff will be scheduling these meetings several days prior to the event. Meetings will run for approximately 5 minutes and will be conducted over Microsoft Teams.

WPI strongly recommends you have a current capabilities statement ready prior to your meetings. Attendees should be ready with a capabilities statement and prepared pitch to take advantage of the meeting time. Assistance to prepare is available with WPI – contact their staff at MichaelS@wispro.org or 414-270-3600.

Joining us for one-on-one meetings will be representatives from the following agencies:

• Department of Health Services
• Employee Trust Funds
• Department of Corrections
• Department of Transportation
• University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Department of Natural Resources
• University of Wisconsin Systems

Apr 20

End of Program

04:30pm |
AGENDA

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What is the Contracting Academy

The Contracting Academy (TCA) is an opportunity for businesses to grow their technical knowledge of contracting with Federal Government, State/Local Government, and Government Prime contractors. The series of workshops will benefit established businesses looking to grow and develop their government sales. Virtual sessions are scheduled for April 20, 2022 from 10 AM - 4:30 PM.

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The Contracting Academy (TCA) is an opportunity for businesses to grow their technical knowledge of contracting with Federal Government, State/Local Government, and Government Prime contractors. The series of workshops will benefit established businesses looking to grow and develop their government sales.

Virtual sessions are scheduled for April 20, 2022 from 10 AM – 4:30 PM


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