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Purchasing, Competitive Bidding Policy

Scope

Faculty and staff

Policy Statement

The University seeks to obtain competitive prices. Considerations in evaluating award of orders include price, quality, insurance, specification compliance, delivery terms and conditions, bidder experience and reputation. Competitive bidding is obtained in accordance with established University procedures. A request to waive competitive bidding procedures requires documented justification and approval by the Director of Purchasing and Real Estate or his/her designee. Results of competitive bidding are considered confidential and are not disclosed to third parties.

Policy Administration

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Amended: September 2005


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