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PUR 501–01: Information to Suppliers
To define the methods by which suppliers may obtain information on upcoming procurements
Purchasing and Business Services informs suppliers of upcoming procurements through the solicitation of suppliers from information maintained in a supplier file or buyers’ bidders lists, through newspaper advertising and public posting, through electronic bid networks, and through an electronic bid board.
Solicitations usually appear in the legal advertising section of a newspaper of general circulation in the state.
Bids on Construction Projects
Solicitations on construction projects are advertised at least once not less than two weeks before bid opening. In unusual circumstances, the chief procurement officer may waive this requirement.
Bids on Services Costing $100,000 or More
Solicitations on services costing $100,000 or more are advertised at least once not less than two weeks before bid opening. This requirement may be waived only through the Sole Source or the Bid Waiver process.
Bids on Capital Equipment
On occasion, ASU will advertise for bids on capital equipment.
Bids on Supplies
ASU does not advertise solicitations for supplies in print media.
A copy of each written ITB or Request for Proposal (RFP) is publicly posted on the electronic bid board; interested potential suppliers may download solicitations from this site. By periodic inspection of the board, suppliers may be informed of upcoming office procurements. Suppliers may request and shall receive an opportunity to bid on any ITB or RFP so posted.
For information on bidding, see: