Please refer to the following information for appropriate procedures and guidelines.
All purchases generally are made on a competitive bid basis. A Proprietary/Sole Source Justification must be submitted by the department when the estimated cost exceeds $5,000 and specifications limit consideration to one manufacturer, one product, or one service provider. The proprietary justification form must be signed by both the requestor of the proprietary/sole source purchase and the appropriate Vice President or Vice Chancellor for the requesting department. The request for proprietary/sole source procurement must be attached to the ePro requisition. The final decision/authorization for the proprietary/sole source purchase rests with the Procurement area of the Business Support Services.