You are here

Update on the BadgerLink Procurement Process

Friday, May 18, 2018

BadgerLink Logo

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to complete a Request for Bid process designed to license Collections in all of these content areas, to be provided through BadgerLink. All BadgerLink resources will be updated as of July 1, 2018, according to the awards resulting from the procurement process. Vendors for more than half of the Collections have been selected. Six Collections are being rebid, with a June 1, 2018 response deadline.

Contracts for collections will be executed in the order shown below. If the total cost of the best qualified, lowest cost bids for all selected Collections exceeds the BadgerLink budget, the Collections can be licensed for use by all Wisconsin public libraries and schools by another qualified public entity, and bidders are obligated to honor the pricing they included in their bid.

Collections in purchase order priority with status and/or selected vendor:


Status and/or Vendor
Collection #1: Educational resources for K-12, Post-Secondary and Lifelong Learners BEING REBID
Collection #2: Current newspapers published in Wisconsin communities and U.S. cities BEING REBID
Collection #3: Current newspapers published in Wisconsin communities Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Collection #4: Historic newspapers BEING REBID
Collection #5: Medicine and health (including traditional and alternative treatments) EBSCO Information Services
Collection #6: Genealogy and local history resources BEING REBID
Collection #7: Encyclopedias in English and Spanish Encyclopedia Britannica
Collection #8: Job skills and test preparation training resources BEING REBID
Collection #9: Multimedia Collections of children's literature and children's books
Collection #10: Business resources EBSCO Information Services
Collection #11: Full-Text Works of Literature Cengage Learning (Gale)
Collection #12: Language learning resources Recorded Books, Inc.
Collection #13: Auto repair resources BEING REBID


For questions about this information, contact Ben Miller (608) 224-6168

WI Libraries for Everyone

Stay informed on our latest news!