The Wisconsin Procurement Institute is a non-profit organization that was established more than 20 years ago by Wisconsin Congressman Les Aspin. Its mission is to assist Wisconsin companies with government contracting—helping firms successfully enter and develop their government market segment. In the last five years, Wisconsin businesses have credited the WPI with helping them win several billion dollars in federal dollars, which translates to supporting over 6,000 jobs annually across the state.
Wisconsin Procurement Institute
10437 Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
As the hosts of regional, state and local government conferences (including "Wisconsin in Washington," an annual Washington D.C. conference; the Volk Field Small Business Outreach Conference; Bridging the Gap to Washington; and the Governor's Awards for Federal Contracting awarded at the B2Gconnect Conference), the WPI brings new opportunities and contracting expertise directly to communities across the state. The WPI also offers small group and individual training, statewide outreach and individual assistance.
Current events and conference information is available at b2gconnect.org
Not only does the WPI provide technical and professional expertise and experience to Wisconsin's business community, it works with the state’s most successful government contractors to mentor and teach developing small business suppliers.
The WPI works with:
- Wisconsin's federal delegation
- State and local representatives
- Government agencies
- Prime contractors
- National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
- Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC–a Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership–MEP)
- Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
- The National Defense Industry Association (NDIA)
- Numerous national contracting, economic development and small business resources