Purchasing Division

Mission Statement: To procure what the County needs at the best price.

How To Do Business With Washington County

The Purchasing Division is the conduit between the supplier community and County Departments as various procurement needs arise within the County. Typically, County purchasing is conducted using competitive solicitation processes connecting suppliers to County Departments.

Depending on the procurement, notices for bids or proposals may be listed in the Legal Notice section of the West Bend Daily News and construction projects are also published in the Daily Reporter contracting newspaper.

Firms are also welcome to contact the purchasing office to learn about contracting opportunities that may be coming up. Contractors interested in bidding on county projects are welcome to complete and submit the Bidder's Qualification Statement.  Instructions for completing and submitting the statement are included within the Bidder's Qualification Statement form.

Statements are kept on file for the calendar year and contractors are encouraged to complete and submit a new statement annually.

DemandStar Network for Online Bidding

The Purchasing Division uses DemandStar as the County’s online bidding portal.  You may visit DemandStar to search for projects currently out for bid.  Firms may also register as a bidder with DemandStar at no charge through the Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement (WAPP) agreement with DemandStar to be included in bid opportunities as they arise.

By registering online, you will be able to download the procurement documents for each opportunity posted. Once registered, you will also be able to:

  • Receive alerts when new opportunities are posted

  • Receive notices regarding updates and addenda issued for postings you have downloaded

  • Maintain your account information

  • Update your notification preferences

Insurance Certificates

Vendors who supply goods, services or both to Washington County are required to carry certain levels of insurance in order to do business with the County. Vendors who do business with Washington County must provide current insurance certificates. Insurance requirements are typically provided in bid documents for projects.

Surplus Property Sales

In addition to bidding projects, the Purchasing Division also coordinates selling the County’s surplus property. Listings of County surplus may be found on occasion by visiting WisconsinSurplus.com. To find Washington County’s surplus through Wisconsin Surplus, just search on Washington County in their search bar and select exact phrase to do the search.

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Washington County!  

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