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Dane County Public Works

Become a Best Value Contractor for Dane County

The Dane County Department of Public Works requires all contractors and subcontractors to be pre-qualified as a Best Value Contractor prior to bid due date. Subcontractors must become pre-qualified ten (10) days prior to commencing work under any Dane County Public Works Contract. Potential subcontractors are urged to become pre-qualified as early as possible. 

Please complete the online or downloadable application and submit with all the necessary attachments. Dane County requires all submitted information to be complete and accurate for the welfare of the public in the performance of a county contract. 

Complete the Online BVC Application

The online application takes 5-10 minutes and includes space to attach additional materials. You will automatically be added to the Best Value Contracting list once your application is approved


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Contractors or subcontractors of any tier who attain pre-qualification status will retain that status for a period of three (3) years from the date of qualification. 

Please notify the Dane County Department of Public Works within 15 days of any changes to your business or operations that are relevant to the prequalification process. Failure to do so could result in suspension, revocation of your pre-qualification, debarment from county contracts for up to three (3) years, and / or other sanctions under the law.

No contracts will be awarded for construction work performed on Dane County projects unless you are currently approved as a Wisconsin Trade Trainer. You may also apply for approval as an Apprenticeship Trade Trainer to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and agree to an acceptable apprenticeship program. If you are not currently approved as a Wisconsin Trade Trainer or have not applied for approval as an Apprenticeship Trade Trainer, please contact the Department of Workforce Development: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards at (608) 266-3133 or visit their website here.

Exemptions to Pre-Qualification

  • Contractors performing work that does not apply to an apprenticeable trade, as outlined in Appendix A, is the only reason for claiming an exemption if not an active Wisconsin Trades Trainer. See Question 18A