State and federal procurement assistance
Wisconsin offers a program designed to help smaller businesses obtain government contracts.
The Wisconsin Procurement Institute provides free technical and marketing assistance to Wisconsin businesses interested in selling their products and services to all branches of government.

State Procurement

  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute – 414-270-3600
  • Businesses interested in selling to the state can register online with VendorNet program. VendorNet provides information to businesses wishing to sell goods and services to the state, state agencies or municipalities. 800-482-7813 or visit the website.
  • Supply Chain Tool – Wisconsin companies interested in being a potential Foxconn supplier or contractor can engage with the company through the Supply Chain Marketplace, an easy-to-use online tool. The Supply Chain Marketplace allows companies to connect with Foxconn and other businesses by creating profiles highlighting their capabilities. The online tool is free and was developed by NEW North, a regional economic development group that partners with the Tech Council through joint Forum for Innovation/Tech Council Innovation Network meetings in the Fox Valley. All Wisconsin businesses are eligible to create a profile at

Federal Procurement

  • The U.S. government purchases about $300 billion a year in goods and services. Federal contracts include everything from complex space vehicles to janitorial services to cancer research. By law, federal agencies are required to establish contracting goals, so that 23 percent of all government purchases come from small businesses. To learn more about federal procurement opportunities, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website.
  • Wisconsin Security Research Consortium – WSRC helps lead companies through the process of applying for federal grants and seeking federal contracts, especially in defense and homeland security sectors. WSRC will soon open a commercially available Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility, or SCIF, to conduct cybersecurity research. The WSRC also has expertise in connecting researchers and companies with federal needs in biodefense, rapid response, engineering physics, composite materials, water and food security, biometrics, vaccines, biosensors and more.