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Update on the BadgerLink Procurement Process

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to complete a Request for Bid process designed to license Collections in all of these content areas, to be provided through BadgerLink.  All BadgerLink resources will be updated as of July 1, 2018, according to the awards resulting from the procurement process.  Vendors for more than half of the Collections have been selected.  Six Collections are being rebid, with a June 1, 2018 response deadline.

Contracts for collections will be executed in the order shown below.  If the total cost of the best qualified, lowest cost bids for all selected Collections exceeds the BadgerLink budget, the Collections can be licensed for use by all Wisconsin public libraries and schools by another qualified public entity, and bidders are obligated to honor the pricing they included in their bid.

Collections in purchase order priority with status and/or selected vendor:

Collection

Status and/or Vendor

Collection #1: Educational resources for K-12, Post-Secondary and Lifelong Learners

BEING REBID

Collection #2: Current newspapers published in Wisconsin communities and U.S. cities

BEING REBID

Collection #3: Current newspapers published in Wisconsin communities

Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Collection #4: Historic newspapers

BEING REBID

Collection #5: Medicine and health (including traditional and alternative treatments)

EBSCO Information Services

Collection #6: Genealogy and local history resources

BEING REBID

Collection #7: Encyclopedias in English and Spanish

Encyclopedia Britannica

Collection #8: Job skills and test preparation training resources

BEING REBID

Collection #9: Multimedia Collections of children's literature and children's books

TeachingBooks.net

Collection #10: Business resources

EBSCO Information Services

Collection #11: Full-Text Works of Literature

Cengage Learning (Gale)

Collection #12: Language learning resources

Recorded Books, Inc.

Collection #13: Auto repair resources

BEING REBID

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