How Do I Purchasing Furniture, Sit-Stand Desks, or Ergonomic Chairs?

Furniture purchases, including sit-stand desks and ergonomic chairs, have special conditions. Wisconsin State Statute mandates that agencies and UW campuses must give ‘first option’ to the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises (BCE), formerly known as Badger State Industries (BSI). If BCE/BSI cannot provide the item(s) needed you must obtain a waiver from them before proceeding to order from any other vendor. Please contact the Purchasing Agent responsible for Furniture (Kathy Kercheck) to discuss whether a waiver is appropriate. The “Tips for Ordering Furniture” guide provides in-depth information regarding the furniture purchasing contracts and process. For information specifically on Ergonomic chairs and sit-to-stand desks, click here.