- Please respect the lead times required to process your work.
- Provide as much detail about your purchase as possible. (Specifications, brochure or catalog pages, vendor name, contact person, phone, email and fax numbers).
- Speak to us early if you want your bid to be evaluated on criteria other than price.
|Purchase Type||Amount||Competition Required||Lead Time to Order After Receipt of Request by Purchasing|
|Goods||Less than $10,000||Competitive process may be used at the discretion of Purchasing.||Up to 5 days|
|Goods||$10,000-$100,000||A record of competition is required.||1-4 weeks depending on complexity of award criteria.|
|Goods||Over $100,000||Formal advertising and sealed bids are required.||4-5 weeks|
|Personal Services||$5,000-$19,999 for entire year.||Requires approval by OFM at least 10 days prior to work commencing if from a sole source provider. OFM approval not required if evidence of competition exists.||15 days and OFM approval if sole source. 3-5 days with competition.|
|Personal Services||Over $20,000 for entire year.||Requires OFM approval at least 10 days prior to work commencing regardless of competition.||15 days and OFM approval.|
|Public Works||Less than $25,000||Detailed plans and specifications are not required to be published. Advertising is not required. Solicitation can be quotations. Work is still subject to all Public Works requirements including prevailing wage.||Facilities Management Responsibility.|
|Public Works||Less than $200,000||Eligible for Small Works program.||Facilities Management Responsibility|
|Information Technology||Less than $10,000||Use of competitive process at the discretion of Purchasing Dept. Buyer.||Depends on complexity|
|Information Technology||$10,000 to $99,999||Advertising is optional, at least 3 vendors needed (if available).||Depends on complexity|
|Information Technology||$100,000 to $249,999||Advertising required, at least 5 vendors needed (when available), requirements must be in writing.||Depends on complexity|
|Information Technology||$250,000 and above||Advertising required, requirements must be in writing.||Depends on complexity|