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UPDATE: Stevens Point tech company to challenge state's decision


MADISON (WAOW) - A Stevens Point technology company says it plans to challenge the state's decision on an education contract.

The state announced yesterday that Skyward did not win the bid to create a state-wide student information system.

Instead,  a Minnesota-based company called "Infinite Campus" was chosen.

In a press release, Skyward officials said the evaluation process used by the state was flawed.

Newsline 9 will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments.


A Stevens Point technology company will not get a statewide multimillion dollar contract.

The state announced late Friday that Skyward did not win the bid to create a statewide student information system. Instead, a Minnesota-based company will have that chance.

According to the Department of Administration, that company proposed the lowest cost and had the highest score in the bidding process.

Last year, Skyward was involved in some controversy when word came out the company had been promised tax credits if it won the bid. So the state suspended the process before restarting it later.

Now, officials say they'll work with a Minnesota company called Infinite Campus, Inc. to create the database.

Skyward's offices were closed Friday afternoon when Newsline 9 called for comment.

Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson is not happy about the news.

"Not only will this not mean Wisconsin jobs, it will not contribute to the economic vitality that we are all trying so hard to create statewide," Halverson said in a statement. "This is a sad day for Wisconsin businesses."

Companies passed over for the contract have until February 15 to protest the decision.

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