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Wisconsin Procurement Institute

About Us

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI), a non-profit organization established in 1987, is an outgrowth of then Congressman Les Aspin’s efforts to help Wisconsin businesses in all of Wisconsin's 72 counties to create, develop and grow their Federal, State and Local Government sales, revenues, profits, jobs, and especially win federal defense contracts. WPI achieves this by providing 1. strategic, objective, and practical business advice and technical expertise as it relates to entering or growing the Government market; 2.
technical training and education in locating and analyzing market intelligence and process; 3. knowledge and training required for small and disadvantaged businesses to increase their competitiveness and success in the Government market and; 4. supplement organizational capabilities and value.

Not only does WPI provide technical and professional expertise and experience to Wisconsin’s business community, we have successfully engaged our State’s most successful government contractors to mentor and teach developing small business suppliers. In addition, WPI actively engages our Congressional delegation and staff in the process. WPI provides services to 1200 businesses and organizations each year. WPI also co-hosts and supports over 100 conferences, technical training and outreach events annually in support of its mission.

Our Mission

WPI’s mission is to assist Wisconsin businesses in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to create, develop and grow their Federal, State and Local Government sales, revenues, profits and jobs.

  • Provides access to current and focused technical expertise, education and training to businesses and their staff in the areas of marketing, sales, contract administration, Government specific requirements, and other.
  • Provides access to professional and knowledgeable counseling and individual assistance.
  • Provides current market information and intelligence to State firms.
  • Provides access to Government Prime Contractors and Government agencies.
  • Provides access to market leadership, policy creators and decision makers.
  • Provides access to unique expertise and jobs skills needed to support Government contracts and associated supply chains.