Statewide procurement contracts are written directives issued by the State Bureau of Procurement to authorize agency purchasing activities. They are established as the result of a competitive process or an approved waiver of the bidding process.
Contracts contain complete operational instructions such as ordering instructions for specific commodities/services, source of supply, pricing structure, terms and delivery information. (Additional information is available in State Procurement Manual
State procurement contracts are for use by agencies across the state. Contracts identified as mandatory must be used by a state agency when a need exists, regardless of dollar amount, for the commodities/services contained in the contract. Optional contracts may be used at an agency's discretion.
Agencies may also establish agency-specific contracts for their ongoing needs that should be posted on VendorNet. An agency may also use a contract established by another agency by following the policies and procedures of
Wisconsin Statutes allow municipalities to purchase from state contracts. Contracts will designate whether the contractor(s) has agreed to extend its terms and conditions to Wisconsin municipalities. Additionally, municipalities may post their contracts on VendorNet. An agency wishing to use a municipal contract must follow the policies and procedures of