Sole Source/Single Source (Definition): A sole source contract implies that there is only one person or company that can provide the contractual services; goods needed, and any attempt to obtain bids would only result in one person or company being available to meet the need.
Under $10,000 total spend TRU is at liberty to source directly with a vendor for the goods or services.
Over $10,000 but under $30,000 a Sole Source Justification must be created by the end user and offered with the Web Requisition to Procurement Services. Procurement Services will make every effort to find an alternative source and obtain a competitive quote. Procurement Services and end user work on final award.
Over $30,000 a Sole Source Justification must be created by the end user and offered with the Web Requisitions to Procurement Services for processing. Procurement Services will make every effort to find an alternative source (via internet search, historic source files, end user input , similar organizations phone boos etc.)
Other options are to:
- Post an Expression of Interest document on BC Bid - leads to formal bid process.
- Post a Notice of Intent on BC Bid.
- Post a regular competitive bid document and see who responds.