The City of Madison is committed to a purchasing system that provides quality, integrity, and competition. It is the intent of the City to minimize the cost of government by making economical acquisitions of quality goods and services that will ensure efficient operation of City Government.

Bid Opportunities

City bid opportunities are published on two internet bid distribution networks.

We do not maintain an in-house bidders’ list and will not send bid notices or documents by mail or fax. To make sure you receive future bid or quote opportunities, subscribe to one or both bid networks.

State of Wisconsin VendorNet System

State of Wisconsin and local agencies bid network. Registration is free.

DemandStar by Onvia

National bid network – Free subscription is available to access proposals from the City of Madison and other Wisconsin agencies participating in the Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers (WAPP). A fee is required if subscribing to multiple agencies that are not included in WAPP.

Learn more about the bidding process.

Vendor Information Forms


Legal Requirements

Terms & Conditions

Contract for Purchase of Services

Conditions of Purchase