Wisconsin Geospatial News

Geospatial service providers encouraged to check out state VendorNet system

For more information

Contact Curtis Pulford, State Geographic Information Officer, at (608) 261-5042.

VendorNet is a system allowing access to a wide variety of information of interest to vendors who wish to provide goods and services to Wisconsin state and local governments. General information on how to do business with the state, names, addresses and telephone numbers of state agency procurement staff, and a summary of what the state buys and how much it spends is included. Bidding and the time required to identify new vendors is minimized while vendors are automatically notified of opportunities in their area of interest.

New categories and rates for GIS contract services are being added to this system very shortly, and vendors who wish to be notified of upcoming service requests will need to be registered in the system.

The GIS service categories are as follows: Geospatial Services Consultant, Geospatial Architect/Administrator, Geospatial Business Analyst, Geospatial Solutions Developer, Geospatial Information Specialist, and Geospatial Information Technician. Rates for the highest-level classifications will go up to $115/hr., with lower rates (down to $35/hr) applying to lesser skill/experience levels.

I would encourage companies able and willing to provide GIS goods and services for Wisconsin stakeholders to register within the VendorNet system in anticipation of the GIS updates.