2013 Wisconsin Act 20 significantly changed the bidding and contracting processes for state construction projects. In summary, it created a mandatory pre-bid contractor certification program and required that all projects over $185,000 are let using single prime delivery. Effective January 1, 2014, pursuant to Wis. Stat. s. 16.855, contractors are required to be certified by the DOA prior to submitting bids on a state construction project. All bids received from contractors who are not certified will be rejected. Please access the DFD Contractor Certification webpage to apply for certification.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Division of State Facilities (DSF) within the Department of Administration (DOA) was reorganized into two separate divisions based on core functions. The new divisions are named: the Division of Facilities Development (DFD) which includes all Building Program and construction related services; and the Division of Facilities Management (DFM) for building management, maintenance, and tenant occupancy services. The services provided by DSF will not change and the reorganization will not present significant changes other than the name of the divisions. Mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses will remain the same and both divisions will be located in the existing DSF space.
Thank you for your patience as we work through this transition.