April 27, 2021
Cyber Friday: Testing and Strengthening Your Cyber-Defenses Using Exercises

Sales Opportunities in the Dane County and UW-Madison Government Markets
Acquisition Hour: The New Design in beta.SAM.gov

EEOC Announces April 26 Opening Date for the Collection of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data

Employers Will Have Until July 19 to Submit Two Years of EEO-1 Data. Employers with at least 100 employees, and federal contractors with at least 50 employees, are obligated to file the EEO-1
Advanced Notice for MAS Refresh 6 and Upcoming Mass Modification

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to issue GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 - Refresh # 6 and an associated mass modification (mass mod) to all existing contracts in May, 2021.
As a user of sam.gov data, you need to be aware of the following changes occurring on 05/24/2021

  • Phase one, scheduled for April 26, 2021, will change the look and feel of beta.SAM.gov to prepare for the SAM.gov merge.

  • Phase two, scheduled for May 24, 2021, will migrate the functionality of SAM.gov into beta.SAM.gov (keeping the new design). The term “beta” will be retired and there will be only one SAM.gov. This change affects all SAM.gov users.

For additional information or assistance on this transition, please contact our staff of experts of experts at info@wispro.org or 414-270-3600.
Updates – DLA Master Solicitation for Simplified Acquisitions

  • Current DLA Master Solicitation for Automated Simplified Acquisitions - Updated April 14, 2021 (The DLA Master Solicitation for Automated Simplified Acquisitions, is used with the request for quotations (RFQ), and the awards of purchase orders and basic contracts for automated EProcurement acquisitions valued up to the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT). The information/instruction found in this document expands upon information/instruction found within individual solicitations that reference this document.)

  • Current DLAD Procurement Notes - Updated April 14, 2021 (DLAD Procurement Notes are added notes to solicitations and contracts if an item part number is changed, superseded or no longer available during the term of the contract.)

If you have questions or need assistance with DLA DIBBS or the mentioned documents, please contact Jean Polka at JeanP@wispro.org or call 414-270-3600 for assistance.
Military Exchanges Set to Open to More Than Half a Million New Shoppers in May 

Is this a potential opportunity for your business? Contact Steve Makovec for assistance at stevem@wispro.org or 414-270-3600. 
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirements
Please use the link below to see the notice clarifying DLA’s planned implementation of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirements (DFARS clause 252.204-7021) as directed by Interim Rule 2019-D041, Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements.
April 28 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Is Your Proposal Responsive and Effective?
Writing a government proposal takes time, careful planning and a complete understanding of requirements. It must provide credible evidence that your business understands a problem, has a comprehensive solution, has the skills and experience to do the work and can provide the solution at a competitive price. Join us and learn what makes an effective winning proposal. All contractors and subcontractors looking to improve their proposals should attend!
Sessions will cover:
·    Federal Construction
·    State of Wisconsin Goods and Services
·    Federal Goods and Services
TCA attendees will qualify for CPE credit.
  • This event is presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Wisconsin Procurement Institute.

May 19 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Midwest Regional Conference Series

Mr. Jay Carr, Executive Director ACC-RI
The National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Great Lakes, Great Rivers and Iowa-Illinois chapters, partnered with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI), invite you to attend the first of a three-part virtual series featuring leaders in U.S. Defense. In this series, you will have the opportunity to learn about current issues, programs, and priorities critical to Defense contractors and subcontractors.

The keynote speaker for our first session will be Mr. Jay T. Carr who is the Executive Director and Senior Contracting Official for the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, a major contracting center of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. He serves as the center’s senior civilian procurement authority, supporting the total contracting requirements of diverse customers including the U.S. Army Sustainment Command; the Joint Munitions Command, the Joint Program Executive Office Armaments & Ammunition; the Program Executive Office Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives and Chemical Materials Agency; the Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems; Army Central Command; U.S. Forces Afghanistan; Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan; Office of the Administrative Assistant for the Secretary of the Army; the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command; and the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard. Full Bio

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit that engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. NDIA membership includes 1,560 corporate and 52,700 individual members with 29 chapters throughout the world.

Additional segments of our series are scheduled for June and July 2021. Information on these sessions will be posted to www.wispro.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this session – please contact Mr. George B. Rivard, President, IA-IL Chapter NDIA admin@ndia-ia-il.org.
December 8-9, 2021
Other News
  • Wisconsin Fast Forward Program Now Accepting Applications Read More
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Initial Steps Toward Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program, Encourages Businesses, Especially Small Businesses, to Begin Preparing for the Application Process $3 billion available soon for eligible businesses hurt by the pandemic to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months Read More
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