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UW Selects WiscNet to Provide Research and Education Network Infrastructure and Services
We are excited to announce to the entire WiscNet membership that the University of Wisconsin has selected WiscNet to provide Research and Education Network Infrastructure and Services to the entire University of Wisconsin System.
In December of 2012, the University of Wisconsin initiated a competitive bidding process for the procurement of Research and Education Network Infrastructure and Services. In accordance with state contracting procedures, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued. The procurement process was administered by staff at UW-Madison on behalf of all UW institutions.
A strong, reliable research and education network that connects Wisconsin’s universities and colleges to other research and education partners is critical. This robust infrastructure is increasingly central to the success of the University of Wisconsin’s research and education missions, as well as to the efficient and cost-effective administration of operations.
The WiscNet staff and Board of Directors have been tackling the changes necessary to meet the goals and achieve compliance with changes in state law. We have plans in place that not only move WiscNet forward, but also support the record-breaking growth WiscNet has experienced over the past two years. As a result of being freed from institutional bureaucracies, WiscNet will experience new flexibilities that will benefit the entire WiscNet community. WiscNet will continue to remain a reliable and innovative resource well into the future. While change has been our recent focus, we look forward to directing our focus back to WiscNet’s Strategic Plan 2016 and growing more members, networks, and services for the entire WiscNet community.
Finally, special thanks to all of you, our members. Thanks for speaking up when we needed it as well as being patient along the way. Thanks for your questions, your words of encouragement, and the attention you have paid this issue at a variety of levels.