Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

Section:   CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5301.0

Policy Title: Bid Thresholds for Personal Property

Policy Effective Date:  April 28, 2008

Last Revision Date:  
(see revision history)

POLICY OBJECTIVE

To establish system wide contracting and procurement policy as required by Education Code 89036.

POLICY STATEMENT

100  Acquisitions Less than $50,000

Competition is not required for goods on transactions of an amount less than $50,000 unless the campus determines that competition is necessary to develop sources, validate prices, or for other sound business reasons.

 

200  Acquisitions Greater than $50,000 and Less than $100,000

Except in cases when it has been determined that only one source or that only one brand or trade name of an article will properly meet the needs of the CSU, all contracts for the acquisition of goods in the amount greater than $50,000 and less than $100,000 shall be advertised in the California State Contracts Register and may be the result of an informal bid process. An informal solicitation process may provide for submittal of written or verbal quotes from vendors.

Bids that result in an award to a Certified Small Business are not required to be advertised in the California State Contracts Register, as long as price quotations have been obtained from two or more Certified Small Businesses.

 

300  Acquisitions of $100,000 or more

Except in cases when it has been determined that only one source or that only one brand or trade name of a product is the only one which will properly meet the needs of the CSU all contracts for the acquisition of goods in the amount of $100,000 or more shall be formally bid and awarded by written contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.

Efforts shall be made to meet the goals established for small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises as set forth in section 215, DVBE Participation Goals and 216, Small Businesses.

 

APPLICABILITY AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

REVISION HISTORY

 

RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Useful Guidelines:

 

Related Principles:

 

Sound Business Practices:

 

Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates:

Reference: Government Code Section 14838.5

COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)

CO Manager:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Subject Expert:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Affinity Group:

Procurement and Support Services Officers

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