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BadgerLink Collections Request for Bid Released

Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Request for Bid (RFB) for five Collections was released publicly through the Department of Administration eSupplier today, April 11, 2024. Vendors have until May 16 to respond to the RFB with the database(s) which meet the requirements. The estimated contract(s) start date is July 1, 2024.

In general, the RFB asks for responses to:

  1. Magazines, Journals, and Reference Materials for the Post-Secondary and Lifelong Learner Communities

  2. Historic Wisconsin Newspapers

  3. Geneaology and Local History

  4. Encyclopedias in English and Spanish

  5. Auto Repair Resources

As a reminder, the BadgerLink Procurement Collections with contract dates ending in 2024 were updated. Three collection areas were included in a Request for Proposal, released November 9, 2023. Through a sole source (non-competitive) agreement, a contract covering July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026 has been signed with TeachingBooks for the Multimedia Resources on Children's and Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction collection. 

Questions regarding the RFB should be directed to Mark Simon at 608-264-9587 or

Stay tuned for additional updates via Badger Bulletin and Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone.