Businesses attending MARKETPLACE on Dec. 14th have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with dozens of buyers from federal, state and local governments as well as large corporations.

Click HERE to see the latest list of buyers attending this year.
(Check back often - the list is updated as new buyers register to attend.)

Government agencies represent the largest market for selling most goods and services in the world.

Meeting with buyers will provide you with valuable insights including:

  • What do these agencies / corporations buy?
  • How are opportunities announced?
  • Am I ready to meet their contracting and bid requirements?
  • Can I sell direct or do they buy through master contracts?
  • Where can I get help to start working with an agency or corporation?

Businesses should come prepared for meetings by bringing:
  • Business cards with complete contact information
  • A one-page capabilities statement
  • A short 1 minute or less introduction or "pitch"

What if I already do business with agencies or corporations?
Even businesses experienced with contracting with agencies and corporations do not miss this once a year opportunity to sit down with dozens of potential buyers all under one roof and in just one day! Avoid months of setting appointments and driving around the state, or flying around the country, to talk in-person with these agencies.

What if I am not sure if government or corporate contracts is right for me?
MARKETPLACE is perfect for new companies just starting to explore government contracting markets. Most of the buyers attending the meetings specialize in buying goods and services from small businesses. They can answer questions and help point you in the right direction!

How do I sign-up for the meetings?
The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) organizes the meetings and will have onsite signup sheets available at the Dec. 13th workshops, the Small Business Academy and the registration tables on Dec. 14th. Paid registration for Dec 14th is required.

Attend one of WPI's FREE pre-MARKETPLACE workshops to prepare for the meetings.
Click HERE for list of meeting dates and locations