bid requests, public hearings and other public requests and notifications here.
Early 2019, WHEDA will be posting an RFQ for print services. There are no other bid requests or other public notifications available.
WHEDA’s procurement practices strive
to provide vigilant stewardship of resources, inspire stakeholder confidence
through consistent and transparent processes, and ensure the vendor community
has access to open and fair competition.
For its competitive bidding
processes, WHEDA encourages Wisconsin-based businesses, Minority Business
Enterprises, Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Disabled Veteran-Owned
Business Enterprises to submit quotes and proposals whenever possible.
Businesses looking to obtain MBE, WBE and DVB certification can obtain more
information through the Wisconsin
Department of Administration.
Competitive bidding is the preferred
method for WHEDA to select suppliers of goods and services. WHEDA typically
uses the following competitive methods based upon the value and/or type of the
goods or services to be purchased and the timeframe on which the goods or
services are needed.
Simplified Bid: At least three quotes from viable vendors shall be obtained when the cost
of a good or services is less than $50,000.
Request for Bid: Most commodity and some service solicitations at or above $50,000 are
issued through an RFB. An RFB is used when WHEDA is able to develop clear
specifications for the item(s) to be procured.
Request for Proposal: An RFP is used to solicit proposals for purchases at or above
$50,000 where an award cannot be made strictly on specifications or price. Rather
than meet detailed and precise specifications, vendors are given an opportunity
to propose how they would provide a product or service.
Request for Qualifications: From time-to-time,
WHEDA may issue an RFQ to evaluate a proposer’s qualifications, costs and
potential contract requirements in advance of the need for its services. WHEDA
may approve multiple vendors over the term of the RFQ or individually as the
need for services arise.
WHEDA’s vendor database is designed to provide
potential vendors with WHEDA procurement updates and/or other information.