NOTICE: The 2017 Wisconsin Act 237 made numerous changes to project approval thresholds and bidding requirements for state construction projects. In summary, effective April 5, 2018, several approval thresholds, including the threshold for small projects and projects requiring single prime bidding and contracting, have increased to $300,000. In addition, effective July 1, 2018, this law creates an exception to single prime contracting for certain construction projects. Under the new law, if 85% or more of the estimated construction cost of a project could be completed by a single trade MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire protection) contractor, the Department may bid and contract all work for that construction project directly to a single trade MEP contractor. The changes for single trade contracting take effect for projects advertised for bid after July 1, 2018.
The new law also made changes to Architect/Engineer (A/E) selection requirements for state construction projects. The threshold for projects requiring major A/E Selection with interviews has increased to $7,400,000. These changes take effect for Requests for Services issued on or after April 5, 2018.
Small Projects - $300,000 or Less
In order to be considered for projects under $300,000, the A/E must indicate interest in small projects in their A/E data record and upload a Consultant Fee Schedule
Monthly Selection - $300,000 to $7.4 Million
Major Project Selection - $7.4 Million and Above