STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION DIVISION OF ENTERPRISE OPERATIONS DOA-3027 (R12/2008) S. 19.36(5), WIS. STATS RETURN FORM TO: STATE BUREAU OF PROCUREMENT 101 E. WILSON ST., 6TH FL MADISON, WI 53703 BID/PROPOSAL #28089-GME DESIGNATION OF CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION The attached material submitted in response to this bid includes proprietary and confidential information which qualifies as a trade secret, as provided in s. 19.36(5), Wis. Stats., or is otherwise material that can be kept confidential under the Wisconsin Open Records Law. As such, we ask that certain pages, as indicated below, of this bid/proposal response be treated as confidential material and not be released without our written approval. Prices always become public information when bids/proposals are opened, and therefore cannot be kept confidential. Other information cannot be kept confidential unless it is a trade secret. Trade secret is defined in s. 134.90(1)(c), Wis. Stats. as follows: "Trade secret" means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process to which all of the following apply: 1. The information derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use. 2. The information is the subject of efforts to maintain its secrecy that are reasonable under the circumstances. We request that the following pages not be released. Section Page # Topic In the event the designation of confidentiality if this information is challenged, the undersigned hereby agrees to provide legal counsel or other necessary assistance to defend the designation of confidentiality and agrees to hold the state harmless for any costs or damages arising out of the state's agreeing to withhold the materials. Failure to include this form in the bid/proposal response may mean that all information provided as part of the bid/proposal response will be open to examination and copying. The state considers other markings of confidential in the bid/proposal document to be insufficient. The undersigned agrees to hold the state harmless for any damages arising out of the release of any materials unless they are specifically identified above. Company Name Authorized Representative Signature Authorized Representative Type or Print Date This document can be made available in alternate formats to individuals with disabilities upon request.