Seminar offered on winning government contracts

by admin15. May 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will help area machine shops and fabricators learn how to locate contracting opportunities with the federal government at two training seminars to be held on Thursday, June 7. The training sessions will be conducted by the Business Procurement Assistance Center (BPAC) at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus. 


Machining/Fabrication 1 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on June 7. The Department of Defense (DOD) offers some of the best opportunities for a machine shop and/or fabricator to do business with the federal government. This training session is ideal for the machining and/or fabrication company new to government contracting or just starting to actively seek government work. The class will focus on identifying contracting opportunities, time management techniques, registration requirements and how machined/fabricated items are purchased, plus provide tips on how to be a successful contractor. A $30 fee for Machining/Fabrication 1 will cover the cost of materials.


Machining/Fabrication 2 will follow in the afternoon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This seminar is targeted to machine shops/fabricators that are aggressively pursuing government contracts. The class will focus on current and upcoming changes to the contracting process. More in-depth topics important to competing in the DOD marketplace will be explored such as how to quote bids electronically, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and Wide Area Work Flow. There is a $40 fee for Machining/Fabrication 2.


Registration is required and can be done online at If you have questions contact BPAC at or (608) 243-4490.


Established by Madison Area Technical College in 1988, BPAC provides technical and marketing assistance to Wisconsin businesses. In 2006, BPAC helped companies win 7,511 government contracts valued at $358 million, resulting in the creation or retention of 7,118 jobs in Wisconsin.