Welcome to TPI
Where Preparation Meets Opportunity
The Tribal Procurement Institute (TPI) is a cooperative agreement which provides training, technical, assistance, events, and opportunities for Tribally-owned and American Indian-owned businesses. Throughout our eight-state region, we help our clients build and enhance their capacity to increase federal, state and local government contracting opportunities.
Upcoming Events and Trainings
UPCOMING CONTRACTING EVENTS
for IL, IA, MN, MI, ME, NY, MA and WI
click the calendar above for a detailed list of contracting events in your area
January 17, 2014
TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY WORK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
An OTIE WORKSHOP for Native American Owned Small Businesses
For More Information contact Chris Cornelius at TPI PTAC at 920-496-7432 or Click Here
March 12 - 13, 2014
SAME MIDWEST SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 2014
SBA EVENTS CALENDAR
Find an event near you
Government Contracting 101; Selling to the Government; 8(a) Business Development Program & Native American Tribal Information; The Certification Process for 8(a), HUBZone, Woman Owned and SDVOB, Finding Opportunities, GSA Schedules, Joint Ventures and Teaming, Selling to DOD; SBA Updates for Native, Tribal and Rural Businesses, and more
Find Federal Opportunities Now at www.fbo.gov
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TPI PTAC now serves eight states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Maine, Massachusetts and Illinois. If your business is at least 51% Native-American owned and resides in any of the eight states we serve, we urge you to contact us by e-mail or at 920-496-7430 to see if government contracting is right for your business. To learn more about what is needed to get started, click here.
October 16. 2013
Minority businesses recognized for their success in Wisconsin
WEDC announces minority, woman-owned business awards at Marketplace 2013 conference
Among the winners were:
"Menominee Tribal Enterprises, Neopit, received the minority-owned Outstanding Large Business Award. The company, owned and operated by the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin, manufactures cabinets, furniture and millwork, and employs 150 people from local communities. Runner-up in this category was Superior Support Resources, Brookfield.
Belonger Corp., West Bend, received the minority-owned Outstanding Small Business Award. Founded in 2000 with one employee and four customers, this Native American Indian-owned enterprise is a mechanical, plumbing and wastewater specialty trades company with customers in 23 states. First runner-up was The Quest Co. in Waukesha. Second runner-up was Big Horn Trucking LLC in Oneida."
For more information and the source visit http://inwisconsin.com/press_releases/minority-businesses-recognized-for-their-success-in-wisconsin/
July 2, 2013
Small Businesses Receive 22.25 % of Small Business Contracts in FY 2013
By John Shoraka, SBA. In FY 2012, the federal government made real progress toward delivering 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars to small businesses, with 22.25 percent going to small businesses compared to 21.65 percent in FY 2011. . . Read More
Small Business Administration Announces 2013 Wisconsin Business Awards
One of the Tribal Procurement Institute's clients is among those being honored.
Congratulations to Jean Marie Thiel of Belonger Corporation as a graduate from the 8(a) Business Development Program.
May 7, 2013
SBA Finalizes Rule Adopting Changes to Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses
WASHINGTON –An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program allowing for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) signed in January . . . See more
From Indian Country Today Media Network:
The Growing Economic Might of Indian Country
GSA Helps Small Businesses Grow
The U.S. General Services Agency has published a blog article regarding on our events in which they participated.
Please visit their blog here.
SBA Launches 2013 Emerging Leaders Initiative
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched its 2013 Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative, formerly known as e200, in 27 cities and communities across the country. Since 2008 the initiative has trained more than 1,300 promising small business owners in underserved communities, and continues to expand its impact helping small businesses grow and create jobs.
For more information click here
Tribal Leaders Meet in Green Bay to Increase Federal Contracts
Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Feb. 1 2013
Tribal PTAC Hosts Second Annual 'Growing Your Business with Government Contracts' Conference
Most people would agree that going from zero to $5 million in government contracting in one year is a good track record for a new non-profit organization that helps tribal governments and Native businesses get government contracts . . . Read entire article
SBA Regional Administrator and Wisconsin District Director to Speak with Regional Native American Leaders
WWW.MARKETWATCH.COM Press release. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tribal, rural business contracting opportunities and issues addressed
U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz and Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness will be speaking on SBA support for tribal, native, and rural businesses at a regional contracting conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay. . . READ MORE
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY article entitled Tribal PTAC Provides Businesses Priceless Help in Federal Contracting READ IT NOW