To fully understand all new technology options available, the state of Wisconsin is developing a Request for Information (RFI) for Next Gen 9-1-1. The RFI focuses on gathering information on building an infrastructure background for Next Gen 9-1-1 known as Emergency Services IP network (ESInet). State communications and budget officials believe the RFI will provide important information to develop the future Request for Proposal (RFP) for the ESInet. Officials expect the RFI to be released this spring or early summer.

To learn more about the state of Wisconsin procurement process, Wisconsin Department of Administration has a procurement manual available at https://vendornet.wi.gov/GenProcurement/ProcurementManual.aspx

In addition, vendors interested in responding to an RFI or RFP are encouraged to register at https://esupplier.wi.gov to ensure they are automatically notified when the requests are released.