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Government Opportunities Business Day in Partnership with Truax Field/ 115th Fighter Wing

November 15, 2022

1:00-4:00 pm


Big changes are coming! The 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, WI will host an information and opportunities session for interested businesses on November 15 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Over the last several years, Truax Field and the 115th Fighter Wing based in Madison, WI have been in the news. Last year, the Air Force selected the 115th as one of two units in the country to get the next group of F-35s. The planes will replace the 115th’s aging F-16s. The first F-35s are set to arrive at Truax in 2023. On October 5, the last F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft left Truax Field. The first contract supporting this transition was awarded in 2021.

Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities and meet with Buyer representatives from Truax Field and the 115th Fighter Wing during this Nov. 15 event. Opportunities include:

  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Janitorial
  • Catering
  • Lodging
  • Other categories supporting the base and base operations


Program details are below. For questions, contact Kim Garber with Wisconsin Procurement Institute at



1:30-2:30 – Agency Presentation

  • Topics will include:
  • What & how they buy
  • How they announce opportunities
  • First Steps – registrations, certifications, other requirements
  • Wisconsin Inspire


2:30-4:00 – Networking and Meetings

  • One on One with Buyer
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The Acquisition Hour webinar series is presented by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Wisconsin Chapter and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute.

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October 6 - November 17, 2022

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This series is designed to help manufactures enter and compete in the DoD Marketplace. It is designed to help you understand the DoD market, the environment, and most of all the amazing variety of opportunities that are available. The series touches on the key elements of doing business with DoD which range from how to locate opportunities, identifying customers, the essential role of past performance and most importantly considerations related to developing a DoD Business Strategy. We hope that you find our DoD Supplier Roadmap series for manufacturers to be informative, useful and that one resource that can help kick-start your efforts to taking advantage of this market and its opportunities. 

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