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Attorney General Opinion No. 13-16

Pursuant to 74 O.S. §2221.B, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (“Tourism”) is authorized to enter into partnerships for promotional programs and projects with private entities for the purposes of carrying out its duties and responsibilities and promoting tourism and tourism economic development. Tourism may enter into contacts for these promotional programs and projects. Such contracts shall not be subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act. Agreements between Tourism and a private entity for the administration of the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism fall under the types of agreements contemplated by 74 O.S. §2221.B and are not subject to the requirements of the Central Purchasing Act.

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