"Service" means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports which are merely incidental to the required performance. This term shall not include employment agreements or collective bargaining agreements.
(2) Policies and procedures.
Each district board shall adopt procurement policies and procedures that, at a minimum do all of the following:
Identify those employees, by functional title, who are responsible for administering the district's procurement policy.
(b) Code of conduct.
Establish a procurement code of conduct that shall, except as provided under s. 946.13
, Stats., prohibit any employee involved in procurement from having a financial interest in any procurement, and prohibit any employee involved in procurement from receiving any gratuity or other financial gain from any contractor.
(c) Competitive bids.
Require that all procurements where the total cost exceeds $50,000 and public construction under ss. 38.18
and 62.15 (1)
, and (14)
, Stats., where the total cost exceeds $25,000 be accomplished through the use of competitive bids except as provided by pars. (d)
, and (i)
(d) Sole source procurement.
Provide for sole source procurement where the district board determines that there is only one source for the required supply, service, equipment or construction item; where the required supply, service, equipment or construction item is to be purchased from another governmental body; or where cooperative purchasing under s. 16.73
, Stats., is utilized or a cooperative purchasing association is recognized by the state director that has a competitive purchasing process that is substantially equivalent to the minimum requirements set forth in this section. The district board may delegate the power for authorizing sole source procurement to the district director who may with the approval of the district board redelegate this responsibility to other employees of the district.
(e) Competitive selection.
Provide for competitive selection procedures in lieu of competitive bids for procuring the services of accountants, physicians, lawyers, dentists, and other providers of services where the district board determines that competitive selection in lieu of competitive bids is in the best interest of the district.
(f) Solicitation of written quotes.
Except as provided under pars. (d)
, and (i)
, require that all procurements where the total cost equals or exceeds $25,000 and does not exceed $50,000 be accomplished through the solicitation of written quotations from a minimum of 3 contractors or proposed contractors.
(g) Procurements less than $25,000.
Establish a procedure for all procurements where the total cost is less than $25,000.
(h) Annual review.
Require an annual review, based on a report that aggregates multiple purchases of similar goods, supplies, and services of all procurements made under pars. (f)
, to determine if a more competitive procurement process should be used in succeeding years. The district board shall take formal action on this report and such action shall be reflected in the district board's proceedings.
(i) Emergency procurement.
Establish a procedure for emergency procurements where there exists a threat to the continued operation of the district or to the health, safety or welfare of students, employees or residents of the district. Emergency procurements shall be evidenced by a written determination of the basis of the emergency and of the selection of a particular contractor.
(j) Records required.
Require that records be created and retained for all procurements where the total cost equals or exceeds $25,000. These records shall include:
The rationale for selection or rejection of any contractor or proposed contractor.
Establish a procedure for audit and oversight of all procurements.
(L) Disclosure of evaluation criteria.
Require that evaluation criteria related to bids and competitive selection procedures be disclosed in the specifications provided to prospective vendors.
(m) Adherence to federal regulations.
Require that all federally funded procurements be made according to the appropriate federal regulations.
TCS 6.05 History
Cr. Register, September, 1984, No. 345
, eff. 10-1-84; am. (2) (c) and (L), Register, September, 1995, No. 477
, eff. 10-1-95; r. and recr. (2) (intro.), (h) and (L), am. (2) (c), (d), (f), (g), (j) (intro.) and (m), Register, April, 1999, No. 520
, eff. 5-1-99; CR 11-053
: am. (2) (c), (f), (g), (j) (intro.) Register July 2012 No. 679
, eff. 8-1-12.
Policies and procedures on personnel shall, at a minimum, subject to existing and future collective bargaining agreements:
Establish a code of ethics for all district employees that shall include:
Standards of conduct relating to outside employment.
Establish procedures for personnel evaluations and personnel actions.
Delineate the organizational structure of the district.
Establish a grievance procedure for non-represented employees.
Require a contract incorporating the provisions of s. 38.28 (5)
, Stats., for every teacher, administrator, supervisor and the district director. This subsection does not apply to persons employed by the district board for less than 30 hours per week.
Establish a system of personnel descriptions delineating the duties and responsibilities of employees of the district, and procedures for updating these personnel descriptions.
Require an affirmative action plan to achieve a balanced workforce.
Establish a policy and procedures to prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of persons' age, race, creed, color, handicap, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record or conviction record. Policies and procedures established under this subsection shall conform with ss. 111.31
TCS 6.06 History
Cr. Register, September, 1984, No. 345
, eff. 10-1-84.