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16.75(4)(a)5. 5. By October 1 of each year, submit a report to the council on small business, veteran-owned business and minority business opportunities which evaluates the performance of small businesses located in this state in submitting bids or proposals to the state and makes recommendations for increased involvement of such businesses in submitting competitive bids and proposals under this section.
16.75(4)(b) (b) The department shall seek the cooperation and assistance of the department of safety and professional services in the performance of its duties under par. (a).
16.75(4)(c) (c) In this section and s. 16.755, "small business" means a business which has had less than $1.5 million in gross annual sales in the most recent calendar or fiscal year.
16.75(4)(d) (d) In this subsection and s. 16.755, "veteran-owned business" means a small business, as defined in par. (c), that is certified by the department of veterans affairs as being at least 51% owned by one or more veterans, as defined in s. 45.01 (12).
16.75(5) (5) The department may require of bidders, persons making proposals under sub. (2m) or contractors such sureties as, in its judgment, are deemed advisable and may decide as to their responsibility and competency. The department may require a contractor to provide a bond furnished by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, for the proper performance of each contract.
16.75(6) (6)
16.75(6)(a)(a) Except with respect to purchases of printing and stationery, subs. (1) to (5) do not apply to the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services from the federal government.
16.75(6)(am) (am) Subsections (1) and (3t) do not apply to procurements by the department relating to information technology or telecommunications. Annually not later than October 1, the department shall report to the governor, in the form specified by the governor, concerning all procurements relating to information technology or telecommunications by the department during the preceding fiscal year that were not made in accordance with the requirements of subs. (1) and (3t).
16.75(6)(b) (b) If the secretary determines that it is in the best interest of this state to do so, he or she may waive the requirements of subs. (1) to (5) and may purchase supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services, other than printing and stationery, from another state, from any county, city, village, town or other governmental body in this state or from a regional or national consortium composed of nonprofit institutions that support governmental or educational services, or through a contract established by one of those entities with one or more 3rd parties.
16.75(6)(bm) (bm) If the secretary determines that it is in the best interest of this state to do so, he or she may waive any requirement under subs. (1) to (5) and ss. 16.705 (1) and (2) to (8) and 16.72 (2) (e) and (f) and (5) with respect to any contract entered into by the department of children and families under s. 49.143, if the department of children and families presents the secretary with a process for the procurement of contracts under s. 49.143 and the secretary approves the process.
16.75(6)(c) (c) If the secretary determines that it is in the best interest of this state to do so, he or she may, with the approval of the governor, waive the requirements of subs. (1) to (5) and may purchase supplies, material, equipment, or contractual services, other than printing and stationery, from a private source other than a source specified in par. (b). Except as provided in sub. (2g) (c), if the cost of the purchase is expected to exceed $25,000, the department shall first publish a class 2 notice under ch. 985 or post a notice on the Internet at the site determined or approved by the department under sub. (1) (b) describing the materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services to be purchased, stating the intent to make the purchase from a private source without soliciting bids or competitive sealed proposals and stating the date on which the contract or purchase order will be awarded. The date of the award shall be at least 7 days after the date of the last insertion or the date of posting on the Internet.
16.75(6)(d) (d) If the governor determines that it is in the best interest of this state to do so, he or she may issue a general waiver of the requirements of subs. (1) to (5) permitting the purchase of specified materials, supplies, equipment or contractual services, except printing and stationery, from a private source. A general waiver may be issued for any period up to one year. The governor may impose any necessary or appropriate condition or restriction on the waiver.
16.75(6)(e) (e) The governor or his or her designee may waive any requirement of this subchapter, except s. 16.705 (1r), if the governor or his or her designee finds that there exists an emergency which threatens the public health, safety or welfare and the waiver is necessary to meet the emergency. The governor or his or her designee shall require the award of each contract under this paragraph to be made with such competition as is practicable under the circumstances. The governor or his or her designee shall file with the department a statement of facts constituting the emergency for each waiver issued under this paragraph, and a statement of the basis for selection of each contractor under the emergency procedure. This paragraph does not apply to the requirement specified in sub. (7).
16.75(6)(f) (f) The department shall keep a record of each individual or general waiver under pars. (b) to (e). The record shall be open to public inspection.
16.75(7) (7) Stationery and printing shall be purchased from the lowest responsible bidder without regard to the amount of the purchase, except when the department of administration exercises the discretion vested in it by s. 16.82 (4).
16.75(8) (8)
16.75(8)(am)(am) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications developed under s. 16.72 (2) (e) to maximize the purchase of materials utilizing recycled materials and recovered materials.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (am) is shown renumbered from par. (a) 1. by 2013 Wis. Act 166 and as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15, as renumbered from par. (a) 1. by 2013 Wis. Act 166, it reads:
Effective date text (am) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications developed under s. 16.72 (2) (e) to maximize the purchase of materials utilizing recycled materials and recovered materials.
16.75(8)(bm) (bm) Each agency and authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority shall ensure that the average recycled or recovered content of all paper purchased by the agency or authority measured as a proportion, by weight, of the fiber content of paper products purchased in a fiscal year, is not less than 40% of all purchased paper.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (bm) is shown renumbered from par. (a) 2. by 2013 Wis. Act 166 and as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15, as renumbered from par. (a) 2. by 2013 Wis. Act 166, it reads:
Effective date text (bm) Each agency and authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall ensure that the average recycled or recovered content of all paper purchased by the agency or authority measured as a proportion, by weight, of the fiber content of paper products purchased in a fiscal year, is not less than 40% of all purchased paper.
16.75(9) (9) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and any authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications prepared under s. 16.72 (2) (f).
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (9) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (9) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and any authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications prepared under s. 16.72 (2) (f).
16.75(10) (10) An agency that has building, fleet or energy management responsibilities shall, to the extent cost-effective and technically feasible, rely upon energy systems that utilize fuels produced in this state. In reviewing bids for the purchase of fuels or energy systems or equipment, the agency shall purchase fuel or energy systems or equipment produced in this state if the cost of the lowest responsible bid for such fuel or energy systems or equipment is no greater than the lowest responsible bid for fuel or energy systems or equipment produced outside of this state.
16.75(10e) (10e)
16.75(10e)(a)(a) In this subsection, "energy consuming equipment" means any equipment that is designed for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water heating or cooling, lighting, refrigeration, or any other function, and that consumes energy.
16.75(10e)(b) (b) If s. 16.855 (10s) (a) provides an applicable standard for the type of energy consuming equipment being purchased and the purchase will cost more than $5,000 per unit the department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and any authority may not purchase that type of energy consuming equipment unless the specifications for the equipment meet the applicable standards. If there is an applicable standard under s. 16.855 (10s) (a), but the energy consuming equipment meeting that standard is not reasonably available, the department, purchasing agent, agency, or authority shall ensure, for purchases over $5,000 per unit, that the energy consuming equipment that is purchased maximizes energy efficiency to the extent technically and economically feasible. The department, purchasing agent, agency, or authority shall not determine that energy consuming equipment that meets the applicable standard under s. 16.855 (10s) (a) either is not reasonably available on the basis of cost alone or is not cost-effective unless the difference in the cost of the purchase and installation of the equipment that meets the standard and the equipment that would otherwise be installed is greater than the difference in the cost of operating the equipment that meets the standard and the equipment that would otherwise be installed over the anticipated life of the equipment.
16.75(10m) (10m) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and any authority shall not enter into any contract or order for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services with a person if the name of the person, or the name of an affiliate of that person, is certified to the department by the secretary of revenue under s. 77.66.
16.75(11) (11)
16.75(11)(a)(a) In this subsection, "consumer price index" means the average of the consumer price index over each 12-month period, all items, U.S. city average, as determined by the bureau of labor statistics of the U.S. department of labor.
16.75(11)(b) (b) The department may, by rule, biennially adjust the dollar amounts specified in subs. (1) (b) and (c), (2m) (b) and (c) and (6) (c) by an amount not exceeding the amount determined in accordance with this subsection. To determine the maximum adjustment, the department shall calculate the percentage difference between the consumer price index for the 12-month period ending on December 31 of the most recent odd-numbered year and the consumer price index for the base period, calendar year 1995. The department may adjust the amounts specified under subs. (1) (b) and (c), (2m) (b) and (c) and (6) (c) by an amount not exceeding that amount biennially, rounded to the nearest multiple of $1,000. If after such rounding the amounts are different than the amounts currently prescribed, the department shall by rule prescribe revised amounts, which amounts shall be in effect until a subsequent rule is promulgated under this subsection. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (3), determinations under this subsection may be promulgated as an emergency rule under s. 227.24 without a finding of emergency.
16.75(12) (12)
16.75(12)(a)(a) In this subsection:
16.75(12)(a)1. 1. "Agency" means the department of administration, the department of corrections, the department of health services, the department of public instruction, the department of veterans affairs, and the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
16.75(12)(a)2. 2. "Agency facility" means any state-owned or leased facility that is occupied, operated, or used by an agency.
16.75(12)(a)3. 3. "Renewable percentage" means the percentage of total annual electric energy that is derived from renewable resources.
16.75(12)(a)4. 4. "Renewable resource" has the meaning given in s. 196.378 (1) (h) 1. or 2. and includes a resource, as defined in s. 196.378 (1) (j), that derives electricity from hydroelectric power.
16.75(12)(a)5. 5. "Total annual electric energy" means the total annual amount of electric energy generated or purchased by the state for power, heating, or cooling purposes for all agency facilities.
16.75(12)(b) (b) The department shall establish goals for each agency that are designed to accomplish the following goals:
16.75(12)(b)1. 1. That the renewable percentage for total annual electric energy by December 31, 2007, is at least 10 percent.
16.75(12)(b)2. 2. That the renewable percentage for total annual electric energy by December 31, 2011, is at least 20 percent.
16.75(12)(c) (c) In determining whether the goals under par. (b) are accomplished, the department shall do all the following:
16.75(12)(c)1. 1. Calculate total annual electric energy on the basis of an average of the total annual electric energy during the 3 years prior to the specified dates.
16.75(12)(c)2. 2. For any individual agency facility, consider only electric energy that is purchased from the electric provider that serves the agency facility under an arrangement with a term of 10 years or more and electric energy derived from renewable resources owned by the state and produced for use in the agency facility.
16.75(12)(d) (d) Notwithstanding par. (b), an agency is not required to generate or purchase electric energy derived from renewable resources if the generation or purchase is not technically feasible or cost-effective.
16.75(12)(e) (e) No later than March 1 of each year, the department shall submit a report to the governor and chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), concerning the degree of attainment and, if applicable, reasons for nonattainment by the state during the preceding year in meeting the goals established by the department under par. (b).
16.75 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Adm 10, Wis. adm. code.
16.75 Note NOTE: 1991 Wis. Act 170, which amends this section, contains an extensive prefatory note concerning veteran-owned businesses.
16.75 Annotation The proper standard for determining whether the department of administration has abused its discretion in setting a bidding requirement is whether its decision was arbitrary or unreasonable. The department is not required to hold a hearing or follow any specified procedure in adopting bid requirements. Glacier State Distribution Services, Inc. v. DOT, 221 Wis. 2d 359, 585 N.W.2d 652 (Ct. App. 1998), 97-2472.
16.75 Annotation Procuring statutes and regulations, such as Adm Ch. 10, Wis. Adm. Code, are designed to prevent fraud, collusion, favoritism, and improvidence in the administration of public business, as well as to ensure that the public receives the best work at the most reasonable price practicable. As such, these regulations are intended for the benefit and protection of the public and not of the individual bidder. PRN Associates LLC v. DOA, 2009 WI 53, 317 Wis. 2d 656, 766 N.W.2d 559, 07-0476.
16.75 Annotation The preference for Wisconsin businesses under ss. 16.75 (1) (a) and 16.855 (1) operates only in case of a tie bid. 74 Atty. Gen. 47.
16.751 16.751 Information technology purchases by investment board. The requirements of ss. 16.72 (2) (b) and 16.75 (1) (a) 1. and (2m) (g) do not apply to procurements authorized to be made by the investment board under s. 16.78 (1) for information technology purposes.
16.751 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2011 a. 32.
16.752 16.752 Procurement from work centers for severely handicapped individuals.
16.752(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
16.752(1)(a) (a) "Board" means the state use board.
16.752(1)(c) (c) "Direct labor" means all labor or work involved in producing or supplying materials, supplies or equipment or performing contractual services including preparation, processing and packing, but excluding supervision, administration, inspection and shipping.
16.752(1)(d) (d) "Severely handicapped individual" means an individual who has a physical, mental or emotional disability which is a substantial handicap to employment and prevents the individual from engaging in normal competitive employment.
16.752(1)(e) (e) "Work center" means a charitable organization or nonprofit institution which is licensed under s. 104.07 and incorporated in this state or a unit of county government which is licensed under s. 104.07, and which is operated for the purpose of carrying out a program of rehabilitation for severely handicapped individuals and for providing the individuals with remunerative employment or other occupational rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic nature, and which is engaged in the production of materials, supplies or equipment or the performance of contractual services in connection with which not less than 75% of the total hours of direct labor are performed by severely handicapped individuals.
16.752(2) (2)Duties of the state use board. The board shall:
16.752(2)(a) (a) Coordinate and monitor the implementation of this section.
16.752(2)(b) (b) Aid in the identification of materials, supplies, equipment and contractual services to be procured by agencies from work centers.
16.752(2)(c) (c) Establish eligibility criteria for work centers participating in the program established under this section.
16.752(2)(d) (d) At least annually, establish and review fair market prices for materials, supplies, equipment and contractual services to be purchased from work centers.
16.752(2)(e) (e) No later than October 1, prepare and submit to the secretary an annual report concerning its activities, including:
16.752(2)(e)1. 1. A summary of materials, supplies, equipment and contractual services purchased by agencies from work centers.
16.752(2)(e)2. 2. The names of work centers participating in the program established under this section.
16.752(2)(e)3. 3. The impact of the program established under this section upon production, work stabilization and program development of, and the number of severely handicapped individuals served by, participating work centers.
16.752(2)(f) (f) At least annually, conduct a review of the prices paid by agencies for the materials, supplies, equipment and contractual services provided by work centers and make any adjustments necessary to establish fair market price.
16.752(2)(g) (g) Promulgate rules regarding specifications, time of delivery and designation of materials, supplies, equipment and contractual services to be supplied by work centers. The board shall maintain a list of each material, supply, piece of equipment or contractual service to be supplied by work centers, and shall assign a number to each item on the list. Specifications of the board shall be consistent with specifications prescribed by agencies for which procurements are made.
16.752(2)(h) (h) Review each order and contract for the impact that the requirements of sub. (7) have on each supplier or contractor, and assure that the requirements do not affect more than 15% of the supplier's or contractor's current yearly sales or production.
16.752(2)(i) (i) Prescribe a surcharge to be paid by each agency, which shall be payable to the department within a time and in accordance with a procedure specified by the board.
16.752(7) (7)Qualification of work centers. To qualify for participation under the program established under this section, a work center shall submit to the board a copy of its license under s. 104.07 together with the following documents, transmitted by a letter signed by an officer of the work center:
16.752(7)(a) (a) In the case of a charitable organization or nonprofit institution:
16.752(7)(a)1. 1. A legible copy of the articles of incorporation of the organization showing the date of filing with the department of financial institutions.
16.752(7)(a)2. 2. A copy of the bylaws of the organization certified by an officer.
16.752(7)(a)3. 3. A copy of a letter from the federal internal revenue service indicating that the organization qualifies as a tax-exempt organization.
16.752(7)(b) (b) In the case of a unit of county government, a copy of the ordinance or resolution of the county board of supervisors authorizing or directing the establishment of the work center.
16.752(8) (8)Responsibilities of work centers. Each work center participating in the program established under this section shall:
16.752(8)(a) (a) Furnish materials, supplies, equipment and services in strict accordance with orders issued by agencies.
16.752(8)(b) (b) Make its records available for public inspection at any reasonable time.
16.752(8)(c) (c) Maintain records of direct labor hours performed in the work center by each worker.
16.752(8)(d) (d) Annually submit to the board a certification that it is qualified to participate in the program established under this section.
16.752(8)(e) (e) Comply with applicable occupational health and safety standards prescribed by the U.S. secretary of labor, the federal occupational health and safety administration or the department of safety and professional services.
16.752(8)(f) (f) Maintain an ongoing placement program for severely handicapped individuals that includes staff which is assigned to perform personal evaluations and to maintain liaisons with appropriate community service organizations.
16.752(8)(g) (g) Maintain a record for each severely handicapped individual employed by it which includes a written report prepared by a licensed physician or psychiatrist, or a qualified psychologist, reflecting the nature and extent of the disability that causes the individual to qualify as severely handicapped.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)