2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
October 22, 2021 - Introduced by Representatives Sortwell and Gundrum,
cosponsored by Senators Stroebel and Nass. Referred to Committee on State
1An Act to create
16.867 (3) of the statutes; relating to: selection of architects
2and engineers for state projects.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the secretary of administration is required to establish a
committee for each construction project under the department's supervision, except
certain emergency projects, for the purpose of selecting an architect or engineer for
the project. If the estimated cost of a construction project is $7,400,000 or more, the
selection committee must use a request-for-proposal process established by the
department to select an architect or engineer for the project based on qualifications.
This bill prohibits such a committee from refusing to select an architect or engineer
who operates an architect and engineering firm with only one responsible architect
or engineer for a construction project that has an estimated cost of less than
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
16.867 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
A committee appointed under sub. (1) may not refuse to select an 5
architect or engineer for a construction project that has an estimated cost of less than
$7,400,000 because the architect or engineer operates an architect and engineering 2
firm with only one responsible architect and engineer.