General Information

What is Facilities Development?

Facilities Development (a division within DFDM) is responsible for staffing the State Building Commission and developing and implementing the biennial State Building Program. The program includes the construction of new buildings and the remodeling, renovation, and maintenance of existing facilities for all state agencies and the University of Wisconsin System. The division provides technical advice, project management, and field oversight of construction projects; and contracts for architecture/engineering services and construction work. DFDM is part of the Department of Administration and is made up of two Bureaus:  the Bureau of Architecture and Engineering (BAE) and the Bureau of Capital Budget and Construction Administration (BCBCA).  DFDM is located in the DOA Building at 101 E. Wilson Street in Madison.

Architectural/Engineering Consultants

For information about doing business with the state, see the Architecture/Engineering Consultant Services web page which provides information about how to register your firm and a description of state design consultant opportunities.  The list of Current A/E Selection Opportunities is also available on the DFDM website and should be reviewed regularly for new postings.

State Construction Projects

The list of Current Construction Project Bidding Opportunities is available on the DFDM website.  Plans and Specifications may be downloaded directly from the website, or for larger projects, firms may request a CD containing the bidding documents be sent to them.  To obtain plans you will need a WisBuild login.  The Current Construction Project Bidding Opportunities web page includes the ability to submit an account request. 

What is WisBuild?

WisBuild is an online project management tool which is available to staff, architects, engineers, and contractors working on state building projects.  A/E firms and contractors must register to gain Wisbuild access.