Tragic events involving violence in communities across the country have prompted school administrators to confront the challenges of preventing and suppressing violence in K-12 institutions. Educational leaders and public safety officials are considering a wide range of options that include the purchase of supplies, equipment and services needed to strengthen the physical security of schools.
On March 15, 2018, Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order 279 directing the Department of Administration, State Bureau of Procurement to assist school districts by making available state contracts that provide security and safety supplies, equipment and services at competitively-bid prices and advantageous terms. This
website was created in conjunction with Governor Walker’s $100 million School
The State Bureau of Procurement is carrying out Governor Walker's directive by:
- Consulting with school and public safety officials on security and safety purchasing needs.
- Providing links to relevant state contracts in one convenient location on this website.
- Creating new contractual resources to provide a wider range of necessary equipment, supplies and services.
- Encouraging vendors to extend state pricing and terms to private schools in Wisconsin.
The State Bureau of Procurement welcomes participation in this important initiative by vendors, public and private school administrators and public safety officials. Please use the feedback section of this website to offer comments and questions. In addition, please register to receive updates as new contractual resources are added to the site.
School districts are advised that contracts listed on this site offer safety and security solutions that may be purchased with most funding sources. However, not all products or services are eligible for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, School Safety Program. Please see the Resources tab for a link to more information about the grant program.
The Department of Administration appreciates the opportunity and privilege to help make all schools safer for Wisconsin's children and teachers.