State of Wisconsin purchasing policy states the competitive bidding process is the preferred method for purchasing supplies or services and is to be used in every case unless it can be determined, and justified, that competitive bidding is neither practical on a given procurement, nor in the best interest of the University. A waiver of the bidding process may be requested on a case by case basis by submitting a completed Non-Competitive Purchase Request form with the requisition.
If you have any questions regarding non-competitive purchase requests or this policy, please contact the purchasing agent responsible for the commodity area or see PPP24, Special State Purchasing Programs.
Non-competitive purchases may be made when necessary and appropriate. Generally, the criteria is that the item(s) or service(s) is not available from any other source or that an emergency situation exists. Refer to 2.2.1 below.
PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING NON-COMPETITIVE PURCHASES
PPP #24–Special State Purchasing Programs PPP #14–Signatory Authority: Agreements/Contracts
Wisconsin State Statutes 16.75 (6) (a.- f.)
PRO-301 & PRO-501–State Procurement Manual