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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Nicolet College's bidding opportunities and policies.


How do I become listed on the college's preferred vendor list?

There is no preferred vendor list. Any vendor who wishes to do business with Nicolet College will need to submit a W-9 via email to after contacting the Purchasing Specialist, Chad Lashua. The college utilizes state contracts and consortium buying whenever practical. Any interest in doing business with Nicolet College shall be directed to the Purchasing Specialist.

How do I register to receive notification of solicitation for bids and proposals?

Registration can be completed by visiting Demandstar's registration web page at

What if a business does not have a computer to register and accept bids?

Several options are available for the small number of businesses who are not online. Contact DemandStar / Onvia for assistance with registering for notices to be sent via fax.

For more information or to obtain help with registering, contact:
Onvia, Inc., Supplier Services
509 Olive Way, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Toll Free: 800-711-1712

Where do invoices need to be submitted? 

All invoices need to be submitted to:       

Nicolet College
Business Office
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501