Contracting with Milwaukee County - First Steps

The road to successful contracting, like all worthwhile endeavors, begins with planned, focused and determined first steps.  The route to government contracting, at the municipal, state or federal level, is very much the same as contracting in the private sector.  Every business should have a thorough understanding of its capabilities and its capacity in very realistic terms.  Developing a detailed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will assist in this step.  An SOQ will also assist in marketing, outreach and promotion of your business and its services.


The next item of utmost import in successful contracting, is knowing your customer.  The understanding and respect you have for the needs, wants and desires, as well as the business structure, procedures and funding capabilities, of your customer will factor greatly into your success in working with and for them.  The information presented below is designed to serve as an introduction to Milwaukee County, its various departments and divisions, and its solicitation, procurement, and contracting processes.  Whether your firm is seeking to contract with the County, or operating on a current contract, the information will assist contractors, consultants and vendors alike.


Should you have any questions or if you would like to request a hard copy of this document, please contact CBDP via email or telephone.


Approaches to Contracting with Milwaukee County


2013 Outlook & DBE Program Updates


2016 Adopted Capital Improvements Budget 



Community Business Development Partners

Milwaukee County

633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 902

Milwaukee, WI 53203

(414) 278-4747 Office

(414) 223-1958 Fax

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