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What is a Sole Source Justification?

Any contract entered into without a competitive process, based on a justification that only one known source exists or that only one single supplier can fulfill the requirements.

There may be some situations where a highly-specialized item is only available from one supplier. In other words, no other supplier has the item, or research dictates that only the requested supplier can provide the item for research continuity. Sole Source Justifications also known as Waiver of Competitive Bidding requests must be processed through Procurement Services.

Visit the Waiver of Competitive Bidding page for more information.

Procurement Services will determine the appropriate procurement method based on backup documentation provided with the submitted requisition.

Read More:

Purchasing Manual: Advanced Procurement Processes, Chapter 5: RFQ/IFB/RFP Process

Related Article:

What is required from departments for a requisition to be processed as non-competitive?

Updated on April 4, 2022

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