Selling to the Government
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. 1-800-482-7813 or visit
Wisconsin offers two programs designed to help smaller businesses obtain government contracts. Both programs provide free technical and marketing assistance to Wisconsin businesses interested in selling their products and services to all branches of government.
The U.S. government purchases nearly $200 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 US Small Business Administration website. http://www.sba.gov/businessop/index.html
Wisconsin Security Research Consortium (WSRC)
WSRC will help lead companies through the process of applying for federal grants and seeking federal contracts. WSRC will spearhead efforts to apply for grants to conduct classified or sensitive research in areas where the federal government has identified a need. Those areas include biodefense, rapid response, engineering physics, composite materials, water and food security, biometrics, vaccines, biosensors and more.