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- April 11, 2023 -



Cyber Friday: The Forensic Record


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Acquisition Hour: No-Cost Federal Market Research Tools:, DSBS, and USA Spending


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Sales Opportunities with Local Government Agencies – In Person (Madison, WI) – DANE COUNTY


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Cyber Friday: Culture of Security – Virtual


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All suppliers holding a valid and current cFolders and DIBBS accounts should be aware that it is important to regularly sign in to cFolders and DIBBS to avoid being inactivated, locked out, or terminated.

cFolder accounts not accessed within 30 days will be placed in inactive status. cFolders accounts not accessed in one year will be terminated. DIBBS accounts are locked after 30 days and can be deleted if not accessed in one year. By keeping your log-on up to date, you will avoid delays and re-registrations that can take a considerable amount of time. If you have a brand new DIBBS account, it is important that you log in within 30 days of creation. Failure to do so will result in your account being automatically terminated.

Questions for cFolders log on issues can be directed to: DISA Global Service Desk: 1-844-347-2457, Press 5, and then speak or enter D-L-A Questions for DIBBS can be directed to:

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Defense Primer: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Contracts 

Background: When procuring goods or services, the Department of Defense (DOD) generally seeks to obtain the best value for the government by encouraging full and open competition, as required by the 1984 Competition in Contracting Act (P.L. 98-369, also known as CICA). Full and open competition occurs when all eligible prospective contractors are permitted to submit bids or proposals in response to a proposed contract action. 

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SBA’s Wisconsin 2023 National Small Business Week Award Winners Span the State and Its Diversity

SBA’s Wisconsin District Office has named 11 small businesses and organizations as its 2023 SBA Wisconsin National Small Business Week award winners. Winners represent a range of industries and communities from throughout the Badger State. During National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates and honors the contributions that American small businesses, including the nearly 463,000 in Wisconsin, make throughout the country.

SBA’s Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness Eric Ness said, “Wisconsin’s 2023 National Small Business Week winners are not only exceptional business people and organizations, they make significant contributions to their communities. They represent the outstanding and multi-faceted nature of Wisconsin itself.” District Director Ness will present the awards in the winners’ communities during National Small Business Week and beyond.

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Leading the Defense Logistics Agency

Conversation with VADM Michelle Skubic, Director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

As the nation’s combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency manages the end-to-end global defense supply chain – from raw materials to end user disposition. “Our mission is to ‘deliver readiness and lethality to the warfighter always and support our nation through quality, proactive global logistics,” explains Vice Admiral Michelle Skubic, director of DLA. To accomplish this mission, this agency has a staff of about 25,000 employees divided into multiple supply chains that contract for material and services across the military classes of supply. VADM Skubic joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss DLA’s mission and how it works to support the U.S. Department of Defense and beyond. The following is a edited excerpted of our discussion.

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Connecting the DOTs

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization newsletter! Explore our small business resources and services, learn more about procurement and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law opportunities, and read about other small business programs and success stories. 

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April 17-19

9:00 am - Noon

Join us at this three-hour event that includes a Prime Contractor presentation on current and upcoming opportunities for DBE and small firms, Capital Assistance / Business Development presentation by area and state-wide resource providers, Certification Program overview by WisDOT – Certification Assistance by WPI, and Small Business networking.

The purpose of this event is to build awareness for Northwestern Wisconsin stakeholders and communities of the contracting and workforce development opportunities available to small and DBE businesses created in road construction by upcoming highway construction projects in the NW region of the state.

Three locations:

April 17 - Eau Claire
April 18 - Hayward
April 19 - Superior

May 2-3


Hosted by the National Contract Management Association Wisconsin Chapter along with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (APEX ACCELERATOR) and the National Defense Industrial Association Great Lakes Chapter.

The Contracting Academy (TCA) is an opportunity for businesses to grow their technical knowledge of contracting with Federal Government, State/Local Government, and Government Prime Contractors. The series of workshops will benefit established businesses looking to grow and develop their government sales.

This year’s event is being offered at no cost to attendees.

For questions about this upcoming event or previous TCA sessions, contact Michael Steger at (414) 270-3600 or at

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July 26

NDIA Great Lakes Chapter 14th Annual Meeting

(In Person – AAR, Wood Dale, IL)

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