February 14, 2013 -- Milwaukee, WI
Time: Registration: 8 am - 9 am
Program: 9 am - 11:30 am
Facility: Milwaukee War Memorial, 750 N Lincoln Memorial, Milwaukee
Event Contact: Patty Conklin
Hosted and Sponsored by:
- Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
- Emerging Construction Business Incubator (ECBI)
- AIA Wisconsin
- ACEC Wisconsin
- AGC of Greater Milwaukee
Are you looking for a way to diversify your revenue stream and add more stability in the years ahead? Consider the federal government - the largest customer in the world for design & construction services.
The federal market affords a vast opportunity in design and construction work for your firm. In FY2012 alone the congressional budget requested spending for design and construction work in the billions of dollars. Targeted agencies included:
FY2012 VA Budget = $1.2 Billion
FY2012 GSA Budget = $1.7 Billion
FY2012 US Army Corps of Engineers - $4.6 Billion
FY2012 Military Construction = $16.3 Billion
These and other federal agencies are in perennial need of design and construction services. Your firm could be winning these contracts.
How do you get started? What are the advantages of this market? How does it differ from the private sector, or even State work? These are all frequently asked questions about this market that will be addressed at the upcoming event on February 14, 2013 at the Milwaukee War Memorial.
Entering and developing the federal market requires a commitment of time and resources – it operates under a different set of rules and priorities. Once you learn and understand what it takes to enter and compete in this market, you will be able to win and develop the federal government market customer. Follow up workshops are planned for interested companies who wish to get more in-depth training on how to pursue opportunities in this market with specifically targeted goals to address the needs of your firm.
Some benefits of pursuing work in the federal market:
- US Government pays invoices within 30 days of receipt (faster for small businesses)
- US Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world
- The federal government adheres to the same rules around the country (Federal Acquisition Regulations) when procuring contracts
- Small and disadvantaged businesses can pursue special “set-aside” contracts with limited competition & more!
Including: Understanding The Role of Small & Disadvantaged Business: How small and disadvantaged businesses play a key role in federal contracting and the role of the U.S. Small Business Administration Presented by: Robert Geisfeldt, Lead Business Development Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration - Wisconsin District-Milwaukee