Get to Know SBOP: Knowledge Management,
Improvement & Training (KIT) Section
The following is the fourth and final in a series of articles
highlighting the sections of the State Bureau of Procurement.
The Knowledge Management, Improvement and Training (KIT) Section
is the newest section of the State Bureau of Procurement. Unlike the other SBOP
sections, KIT is not directly involved with the procurement of products and
services for the State. Instead, KIT focuses on helping update and improve
current systems used in procurement, maintaining technical procurement systems
(VendorNet and WISBuy) and providing data and market analysis to SBOP
procurement staff. KIT responds to customer inquiries through the WISPRO
helpdesk and provides account administration for many programs within the
Bureau of Procurement. In addition, KIT is responsible for outreach and
communication related to events within the Bureau of Procurement, including the
monthly newsletter, coordinating the annual procurement conference, maintaining
and promoting training courses for public procurement professionals across the
state and attending events to promote the Bureau of Procurement and WISBuy.
For more information about
KIT, contact Mike Marean at (608) 267-2715.
Strategic Sourcing, Wisconsin eSupplier Portal
for Bidders are Live!
Following several months of development and testing, the new
STAR Strategic Sourcing module and the Wisconsin eSupplier Portal for Bidders went live on September 12! State
agencies will now conduct bids and RFPs in the system and receive electronic
bid responses. VendorNet will continue to be a valuable tool for posting bids
for UW campuses and municipalities; however, all bidders will now register in
the Wisconsin eSupplier Portal for Bidders to manage their company’s contact
information and NIGP codes. For questions about this project, please contact Sara Redford at (608) 267-2706, or email@example.com.
SBOP Conference: Registration is Open!
SBOP invites procurement professionals from the State, UW System
and municipalities to join us for the second annual State Bureau of Procurement
Conference on November 16, 2017 at the Alliant Energy Center’s Exposition Hall
The agenda for this year’s conference includes two general
sessions and a variety of breakout sessions featuring topics such as One Procurement,
STAR Strategic Sourcing Advanced Workshop, Public/Private Best Practices Panel,
Market Research & Solicitation Development and more! For a complete list of
breakout sessions and their descriptions, please view the 2017 SBOP Conference Brochure.
Register before October 14 to take advantage of the reduced $30
early registration fee (regularly $45). For more information about the
conference, including registration instructions, visit the SBOP Conference website. Contact Jessica Vieira
at (608) 266-5452 with any questions about the conference.
Record Center Boxes Now Available Through BPAD
State agencies have historically purchased record center boxes
from UW-Madison through Shop@UW. However, UW-Madison’s contract with the
current box supplier expires on October 31, 2017.
On September 1, 2017, SBOP issued a Request for Bid on behalf of
all state agencies and campuses, including UW-Madison, for a new supplier of
record center boxes. Effective immediately, state agencies may purchase
boxes from DOA’s Bureau of Publishing and Distribution (BPAD) using one of
Document Sales (SKU for the Record Center Boxes is 166D)
Bureau of Publishing and Distribution Web Portal (Please note customers
will need to create an account and log in. On the left side, customers
must enter "Box" in the search text field and click the
search button. Clients using this site will be required to use a GSB USE
CODE for purchase.)
Once the new contract
is implemented, state agencies will continue to purchase boxes from BPAD and UW
campuses will purchase them from Shop@UW, just as they do today. For more
information, contact Cathy Neidner
at (608) 266-3620.
Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, Chemicals & Educational
Materials Contract. Contract 505ENT-O18-LABEQPMENT-00
Supplies, Chemicals & Educational Materials) has been made
available to the State of Wisconsin agencies and municipalities through a
Participating Addendum to the State of Idaho NASPO Master Agreements with
Fisher Scientific, Nikon Instruments and VWR International. This optional
contract replaces Contract 505ENT-C10-LABEQPMENT-00 (Laboratory Supplies) and is
available to State agencies and municipalities. The initial term of the Master
Agreement is April 1, 2016 through March 21, 2019 with yearly options to renew
through March 21, 2021. For more information concerning this contract, contact Mojgan Hall at (608) 261-6359.
MBE Report Clarification. We have
recently received questions regarding the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
certification status for the employment agency DI & Associates, Inc. and
their parent company, DBA Spherion Staffing. To clarify, DI & Associates,
Inc. is MBE-certified by the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program; DBA Spherion
Staffing it is not MBE-certified.
Please be mindful when selecting the Supplier ID Number in
PeopleSoft. Each company has a unique Supplier ID Number: DI & Associates,
Inc. is #0000019174 and Spherion Staffing is #0000034429. If you are doing
business with DI & Associates, Inc. but fail to choose the correct Supplier
ID Number, these dollars will not appear in the STAR Business Intelligence (BI)
MBE report. Questions about STAR BI reports can be addressed by Terri Lenz at (608) 266-0167 or by Zack Lehman at (608) 261-8552.
New Enablements. SKC Communications has joined the
lineup of vendors on WISBuy. Its 16-item catalog includes speakerphones,
headsets and related equipment compatible with Skype for Business. This is a
mandatory enterprise contract for state agencies and the UW System (505ENT-M17-SKYPEACC-01);
municipalities may optionally use this contract. Please contact Cort Hoel at (608) 266-1725 for
We are pleased to
announce two of the vendors on the Lab Supplies contract (Contract 505ENT-O18-LABEQPMENT-00,
Supplies, Chemicals & Educational Materials) are being enabled
in WISBuy. Users will be able to place orders for laboratory equipment and
supplies from Fisher Scientific and VWR. This contract is an optional
enterprise contract for state agencies, UW System and municipalities. If you
have questions about this contract, please contact Mojgan Hall
at (608) 261-6359. WISBuy questions can be addressed by your agency’s Business Unit Administrator or by firstname.lastname@example.org.