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    Topic: Sole Source

    Reference or Contact:          Executive Director of Purchasing/Contract Services


    Selected purchases may be exempt from competitive procurement if they meet established criteria for a sole source purchase.  Sole source items have no reasonable equivalent, and are, in fact, available from only one source; and a captive replacement or component part(s) for equipment repair.  Sole source does not apply to mainframe data-processing equipment and peripheral attachments with a single item purchase price in excess of $15,000.

    It is required for the district to obtain and retain documentation from the vendor and the end user which clearly delineates the reasons which qualify the purchase to be made on a sole source basis.