PUR 306–01: Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing $50,000 or More
To specify the extent of competition required for procurements costing $50,000 or more
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 3-801.D.1., 3-803
Procurements costing more than $50,000
Procurement requirements will not be artificially divided or fragmented into increments or components costing less than $50,000 to circumvent the applicable competitive bidding requirement. Requisitions for the same item from the same department within a short time period will be considered an artificial division of a procurement.
Procurements costing $50,000 or more will be accomplished with the greatest amount of public competition consistent with the item or service to be purchased and in accordance with applicable statutes and directives. The normal method of procurement is via an invitation to bid (ITB). If approved by the director of Purchasing and Business Services, a Request for Proposal may be used instead of an ITB.
Procurements for services that have a value of more than $50,000 require newspaper advertising. The cost of such advertising is billed to the department for which the procurement is made. Newspaper advertising is not required in a procurement of goods.
Sole source, emergency, and certain professional services witness and investigative procurements exempted by the Board of Regents and design and construction consultant services that are selected in accordance with either PUR 402–02, “Professional Design Services Costing $250,000 or Less,” or PUR 402–03, “Professional Design Services Costing More than $250,000 and Construction Services.”
Additional exceptions to bidding requirements are explained in PUR 306–02, “Waiver of Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing $50,000 or More.”
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