Purchasing and Business Services Manual (PUR)

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Effective: 1/1/1985

Revised: 7/1/2018

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PUR 306–02: Waiver of Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing $100,000 or More

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Purpose

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To allow for procurement, under certain circumstances, without going through the formal bidding procedure

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Source

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Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual — 3-801, 3-803

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Policy

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All procurements costing $100,000 or more require competitive sealed bids. The president or designee(s) may authorize procurements without competitive bidding if a situation exists that:

  1. threatens public health, welfare, or safety

    or

  2. makes compliance with the competitive bidding requirement impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.

The president has delegated to a few selected senior officials the authority to waive bidding requirements under those conditions.

Waiver requests must be submitted to Purchasing and Business Services for review. Purchasing and Business Services will recommend approval or disapproval and forward the request to general counsel. General counsel will review the request and will forward only requests recommended for approval to the respective approval authority.

If the waiver request is denied, Purchasing and Business Services will work with the requestor to initiate the formal solicitation process.

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Cross-References

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For information on waiving the bidding requirement for sole source procurements, see PUR 303–02, “Sole Source Procurement/Justification.”

For information on bidding, see:

  1. PUR 303–03, “Preparation of Specifications and Response Evaluation Criteria”
  2. PUR 305–01, “Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing Less than $50,000”
  3. PUR 305–02, “Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing at Least $50,000 but Less than $100,000”
  4. PUR 306–01, “Bidding Requirements for Procurements Costing $100,000 or More”
  5. PUR 501–01, “Information to Suppliers”
  6. PUR 501–02, “Advertising for Bids”

    and

  7. PUR 501–03, “Bid Security and Performance and Payment Bonds.”

For information on special procurements, see:

  1. PUR 402–01, “Personal/Professional Services”
  2. PUR 402–02, “Professional Design Services Costing $500,000 or Less”

    and

  3. PUR 402–03, “Professional Design Services Costing More than $500,000 and Construction Services.”

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