There may be situations that occur which require that the competitive bidding process is not utilized. These purchases are referred to as special purchases.
On purchases pf $9,999 or less, the delegate must document the required business justification on the Special Purchases Form (pdf) and retain it in the delegate’s procurement file. A solicitation process or pre-approval by Procurement Services is not required. The delegate may negotiate deliverables, but Procurement Services must approve the terms and conditions before signing the contract.
Purchases of $10,000 and more require Procurement Services pre-approval. Procurement Services has authority to approve or deny waiving the competitive process. The delegate must attach a completed Special Purchases Form (pdf) to the Request for Purchases $10,000 and Over form and submit the forms to Procurement Services.