Understanding the Process
WITC uses a quote, bid, or request for proposal (RFP) process to obtain equipment and services. Quotes and bids are typically used for equipment, and RFPs are typically used for services. Quotes and bids are normally used when price is the only determining factor in selecting the vendor and there are specific requirements that must be met. The vendor who can meet these requirements with the lowest price will be awarded the quote or bid. RFPs are used to select a vendor based on various evaluation factors, not just price. While price will be important in the decision making process, other factors such as experience in the industry or technical college system are part of the overall score.
Notification of Bidding Opportunities
Suppliers wishing to be notified of all bidding and quoting opportunities with WITC can subscribe to Onvia/DemandStar.com for free. WITC, is a member of Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers (WAPP). Onvia.com offers notification services for other government agencies that are not WAPP members. Varying levels of subscription rates apply for additional services.
Once your registration has been activated, you must log in to DemandStar and go to the "Account Info" page. Then "Edit" "Commodity Codes" and select any NIGP commodity codes that pertain to your business. You will then be notified of any solicitations that match your commodity code selections. If commodity codes are not selected, you will not receive notifications.