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Feb 3, 2020

Bill would set rules for highway design-build after Gov. Evers’ veto

A bill introduced last week in the Legislature would set requirements for the use of design-build on Wisconsin road projects roughly half a year the state budget began permitting the use of the delivery method in this state.

Oct 5, 2018

OP-ED: CONSTRUCTION AND COLLUSION: 10 ways to prevent bid rigging

Bid rigging is a fraudulent scheme in which competing parties collude to corrupt procurement procedures.

Sep 20, 2018

Milwaukee ordinance to give bidding edge to ‘socially responsible’ contractors

A newly proposed ordinance in Milwaukee would give a bidding edge to city contractors who hire felons, help workers earn high school diplomas, or provide other "socially responsible" employee incentives.

Apr 6, 2018

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers miss the grade on school bidding

When voters went to the polls on Tuesday and approved more than $500 million worth of school-construction projects, most no doubt believed school officials would have to let the work out to the lowest bidders.

Oct 5, 2017

Bidding threshold bill wins committee endorsement

A bill that would double the threshold determining when public projects must be put out to bid received the backing of a State Senate committee on Thursday. Specifically, the legislation would […]

Oct 3, 2017

Scaled-back bidding-threshold bill scheduled for committee vote

As lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would both increase the thresholds that determine when public projects must be put out to bid and subject school districts to the state’s competitive-bidding […]

Jul 27, 2017

WisDOT pulls more projects from August letting

With the state's next budget nearly a month past its original due date, three projects related to the massive Zoo Interchange reconstruction were withdrawn Wednesday from the WisDOT's list of bid lettings for August.

Jul 14, 2017

Bill would increase competitive-bidding threshold to $75K

The backers of a bill that would both increase the threshold for bids needing to go out for competitive bidding and add school districts to the units of government that need to follow […]

Jul 25, 2014

Editorial: Miron case proves schools need protection

Although he has risen to an esteemed role in public education, Reed Welsh would be a poor choice to teach students about a government’s responsibility to taxpayers.

Nov 2, 2011

Wis. AG issues competitive bidding opinion

Competitive bidding requirements on a joint county-municipal highway project should not be enforced in a county with a county executive, according to a formal opinion issued by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Wednesday.

May 19, 2011

Estimating road costs not flawless

By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — How much would it really cost to prep roads in Arden Hills for a proposed Vikings stadium? The numbers widely vary depending on […]

Jun 22, 2009

Budget threatens county highway cash flow

Paul Snyder [email protected] County highway crews could lose a big chunk of their revenue to private road builders if the Legislature approves an amendment in the state Senate’s version of […]


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