PRO-302 Best Judgment Purchasing

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    The scope of this policy is to establish authority and procedure for best judgment purchasing activity.


    Best judgment purchasing is a method of procurement used when the estimated cost is less than the minimum of the simplified bidding threshold using the total value anticipated for the purchase, and when the need cannot otherwise be met on a mandatory contract. See PRO-101, Procurement Definitions and Thresholds and PRO-402, Statewide Contracts: Standards and Utilization.

    Agencies will use all reasonable efforts to solicit small businesses, veteran-owned businesses, supplier-diverse businesses and work centers, and will report such transactions with supplier-diverse businesses as required by PRO-606, Supplier Diversity Policy and Reporting.

    Best judgment does not apply to purchases of printing. See PRO-505, Printing Procurement Policy and Procedure.


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