Purchasing | Western Technical College

Purchasing

Western Technical College (Western) is committed to conducting its procurement processes through fair and open competition. Our procurement polices and procedures are based on Wisconsin Administrative Rule TCS 6 and 34 CFR, ¶ 80.36 (7-1-11 Edition).

RFPs and Bids

We do not have any RFPs or bids available at this time.

How to Submit RFPs and Bids

Western now accepts e-bids for RFPs (Requests for Proposal) and bids through the DemandStar website.

DemandStar is an internet-based eProcurement tool specifically designed for public agencies to process, distribute and archive information pertaining to public sector procurement transactions.

Vendors can sign up for free at http://www.demandstar.com/app/wapp/registration. DemandStar offers the following benefits to vendors:

  • Free access to procurement opportunities from all WAPP (Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers) members on the DemandStar network
  • Automatic and immediate notification of procurement opportunities
  • Access to bidding documents, addenda, bid results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Information for Vendors

Suppliers wishing to be notified of bid/proposal opportunities with Western and other public agencies within Wisconsin can register for free at http://www.demandstar.com/app/wapp/registration. This will provide access to review Requests for Bids and Requests for Proposals, download documents, and submit e-bids if accepted in that manner.

Gifts Policy

Vendors sometimes seek to express their appreciation for the College’s business by offering gifts. However, College policy strictly prohibits the receipt of any gifts, gratuities, premiums or other incentives by all employees under any circumstances. We prefer that incentives be expressed in acceptable business terms, e.g., high-quality goods and excellent, reliable services at the best possible prices.

Invoices/Payments

Invoices are paid Net 30 days unless otherwise negotiated via contract. The preferred method of invoice delivery is via email to accountspayable@westerntc.edu.