Getting Started

State laws require the use of the bid process whenever possible to promote free and open competition while allowing the state to pay the best price for an appropriate product. This is accomplished by awarding the solicitation to the lowest responsible bidder.

The State of Wisconsin recently adjusted its bid levels to streamline the purchasing process for state agencies and vendors.

For best judgment and simplified bidding procurements, agencies make a special effort to award to small businesses, veteran-owned businesses, disabled veteran-owned businesses, minority businesses, and work centers.

The State of Wisconsin State Bureau of Procurement Vendors Guide provides an introduction to State of Wisconsin procurement policies and procedures.

For additional information on this topic, please contact our staff of experts at or 414-270-3600