The Business Opportunities in the Government Sector (BOGS), the premier workshop in Wisconsin specifically created to promote inclusionary business practices for firms doing business in the public sector will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive Madison, Wisconsin.
The 2013 workshop are especially important as the State embarks on using e-commerce platforms for procurement and construction contracting opportunities. The major purpose of BOGS is to network and create relationships. Many firms that have attended the event in the past have formed strong relationships with other attendees. In addition, the training workshops are an excellent way of learning the ropes on public and private contracting. There are various State, Federal and other procurement professionals who will be able to provide you with the assistance to understand and navigate your way around the world of government contracting.
BOGS 2013 coincides with a budget year. You will gain the knowledge to track many contract opportunities. Officials from state and Federal agencies will discuss how small businesses can plan better for opportunities.
The 2013 program has been arranged to enable all attendees to attend more than one workshop session on topics of particular interest. The event begins with a morning general session and choice of workshops on how to fully participate in the many opportunities offered by State, federal and private companies.
There will be other interesting workshops will be held to benefit you and your company including efforts to streamline the State of Wisconsin certification in order to attract many more firms to its Supplier Diversity Program.
As always, there is sufficient time provided at BOGS for participants to have meaningful “business exchanges” during the event. These business exchanges are time allotted so that all participants can arrange “one on one” meetings with the many exhibitors and primes interested in them. Many such exhibitors are looking for small, minority, women and service disabled veteran owned businesses to assist them in meeting the supplier diversity provisions of their contracts.
The Department of Administration will again honor prime businesses that have demonstrated excellent supplier diversity results on state contracts with the presentation of the Accolade Awards at the luncheon following a keynote speaker.