Government contract seminars offered for machine shops, fabricators

by admin7. October 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College and the Business Procurement Assistance Center (BPAC) will show area machine shops and fabricators how to locate contracting opportunities with the federal government during two training seminars on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Moraine Park’s West Bend campus.


The Department of Defense offers some of the best opportunities for a machine shop and/or fabricator to do business with the federal government. Machining/Fabrication 1 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 8. This training is ideal for the machining and/or fabrication company new to government contracting or 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, and provide tips on how to be a successful contractor. The $30 fee covers the cost of materials.


Machining/Fabrication 2 will follow from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. Targeted to machine shops/fabricators that are aggressively pursuing government contracts, this seminar will focus on current and upcoming changes to the contracting process. More in-depth topics important to competing in the Department of Defense marketplace will include how to quote bids electronically, 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 For more information 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.


For directions to Moraine Park’s West Bend campus at 2151 N. Main St., visit