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Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

Section:  CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5401.0

Policy Title: Solicitation Thresholds for Services

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

A. Acquisitions Less than $50,000

Competition is not required for services 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.

B. Acquisitions greater than $50,000 and less than $100,000 from Certified Small Business.

Acquisitions that are estimated to be greater than $50,000 and less than $100,000 may be awarded to a Certified Small Business without advertising in the California Contracts Register, as long as price quotations have been obtained from two or more small businesses.

C. Acquisitions of $50,000 or more

Except in cases when it has been determined that only one source which will properly meet the needs of the CSU, all contracts for the acquisition of service in the amount of $50,000 or more or as provided for in 401B above shall be formally solicited and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder(s) meeting the IFB specifications or the proposer(s) whose proposal is given the highest score by the evaluation committee.

All transactions made under the CSU procurement authority shall be designed to encourage active competition among contractors wishing to become providers of services furnished to the CSU.  Efforts shall be made to meet the goals established for small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises as set forth in section 215, DVBE.

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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