FORT McCOY, Wisconsin (June 30, 2020) -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, collaborated with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute for its 14th annual business outreach event June 24 for approximately 150 small business representatives participating virtually.Tony Steinhoff, the MICC-Fort McCoy director, presented the advance planning briefing for industry and “How to do Business with MICC” presentation offering a glimpse into future contracting opportunities at the installation as well as how to appropriately register businesses to compete for government contracts. The virtual small business outreach event included discussion on upcoming major acquisitions including grounds, refuse, custodial, road construction, intrusion detection system maintenance, and multifunctional devices as well as other installation requirements.“We’ve been partnering with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute for years to assist small businesses find opportunities with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command,” Steinhoff said.“Small businesses are the backbone of this country’s economy and have helped MICC-Fort McCoy achieve all its small business goals for years,” said Curtis Scott, an assistant director for the office of small business programs with the MICC’s 419th Contracting Support Brigade.In addition to the “How to do Business with MICC” presentation, the small business outreach event also included briefings on leveraging the use of the Government Purchase Card program, the use of Beta.Sam and a number of other resources as well as a question-and-answer session for those in attendance. Beta.Sam is the official U.S. government website to solicit, receive and manage federal awards including sources sought synopsis, request for information, pre-solicitation and solicitation notices, sole source justifications and other notices.“It’s important for small businesses to understand all the different ways to market themselves to the MICC and federal government in general to take advantage of the many procurement opportunities available to them,” Steinhoff said.The small business outreach event annually attracts 150-250 participants and includes presentations from several other agencies such as the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Defense Contract Management Agency and Small Business Administration.Steinhoff said feedback from the procurement institute and those participating was overwhelmingly positive. Wisconsin Procurement Institute’s government contract specialist Mark Dennis and chief executive officer Aina Vilumsons both expressed extreme gratitude in MICC partnering with them over the years.The MICC-Fort McCoy director added that as a result of this business outreach event, small businesses are able to be more strategic in business development and responsive in seeking future small business opportunities within MICC.About the MICC:Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.