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What Type of Procurement Do I Need?

 

Dollar limit
(with tax & freight)
Procurement Type
Up to $9,999
Direct Buy
$10,000 - $49,999
3-Quote Buy
$50,000 +
Formal Solicitation (ITB or RFP)

Purchase limits apply to the total amount of like goods and services you intend to buy within a calendar year, per cost center.

 

Goods & Services Quick Start Guide

Dollar limit 
(with tax & freight)
Use a P-Card 
or Purchase Order
Needs
3 quotes
Needs 
a contract
Up to $4,999
 Yes  No No
$5,000 - $24,999
 Yes  Yes No
$25,000 +
 Yes  No Yes
No limit in emergency
 Yes  No If practical
Dollar limit 
(with tax & freight)
Use a P-Card 
or Purchase Order
Needs
3 quotes
Needs 
a contract
Up to $4,999
 Yes  No No
$5,000 - $24,999
 Yes  Yes No
$25,000 +
 Yes  No Yes
No limit in emergency
 Yes  No If practical
Dollar limit 
(with tax & freight)
Use a P-Card 
or Purchase Order
Needs
3 quotes
Needs 
a contract
Up to $4,999
 Yes  No No
$5,000 - $24,999
 Yes  Yes No
$25,000 +
 Yes  No Yes
No limit in emergency
 Yes  No If practical
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