Competitive Specification Development
Purchasing and Payment Processing
View Official Policy: Competitive Specification Development Policy
All purchases made by the University should be based on competitive bidding whenever possible. Any purchase of $25,000 or more requires competitive bidding or justification for the lack of competition. The University may not split reasonably foreseeable or related purchases into two or more transactions for the purpose of circumventing this requirement.
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Procurement Officer
Policy Owner: Procurement
Policy Contact: Annette Evans
Phone Number: 706-542-2361Responsibilities:The end-user is responsible for creating the initial set of specifications to ensure their needs are met. However, the procurement specialist may review the specifications and determine the specifications may need more information or may be too restrictive. In this situation, the end-user will be expected to assist the procurement specialist in modifying the specifications so their need is able to still be met but without being too restrictive.
Date Issued: 01/01/2016