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OAC 260:115-7-13 - Acquisitions over $5,000.00 and not exceeding $25,000.00

  1. Basic Requirements. State agencies that have an internal CPO or a designated CPO through an interagency agreement and approved internal purchasing procedures pursuant to the requirements of 260:115-5-3 and 260:115-5-7 shall make acquisitions over $5,000.00 and not exceeding $25,000.00 pursuant to this section. 
  2. Acquisition Preparation. The state agency shall prepare and document the state agency’s specifications and all information required from the supplier for an acquisition. An agency shall choose an appropriate solicitation methodology, i.e. formal or informal competitive solicitation, based on the complexity of an acquisition. 
  3. Supplier selection. 
    1. The state agency shall solicit from a minimum of three (3) registered suppliers (if available) for acquisitions over $5,000.00 and not exceeding $10,000.00 and ten (10) registered suppliers for acquisitions over $10,000.00 and not exceeding $25,000.00, from the Supplier List in the appropriate commodity classification. Selection of suppliers shall be rotated whenever more than ten (10) suppliers are registered. 
    2. State agencies shall solicit prices and delivery dates by mail, telephone, facsimile or by means of electronic commerce. 
    3. The state agency shall make a written evaluation of criteria considered in selection of the supplier for the acquisition. Documentation of prices, delivery dates and the evaluation shall be placed in the acquisition file. 
    4. All awards shall be based on lowest and best or best value criteria. 
    5. Certifications, verifications and other required documents. 
      1. Non-collusion certification. Pursuant to requirements in 74 O.S. §85.22, a non- collusion certification shall be included with any competitive bid and/or contract submitted to the State for goods or services. The certification shall have an authorized signature of the supplier certifying the non-collusion statement with full knowledge and acceptance of all its provisions. 
      2. Sales Tax Permit Verification. Prior to the award of a contract, the state agency must verify that the supplier has obtained a current sales tax permit in accordance with the laws of Oklahoma. Documentation of verification of a current sales tax permit, which must be a copy of the sales tax permit, the supplier’s explanation of exemption, or confirmation of the permit’s status obtained from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, must be filed in the acquisition file. 
      3. Certifications for services contracts. Additional documents required to be included in contracts for professional or nonprofessional services include: 
        1. If the final product of a professional services contract is a written proposal, report or study, the supplier shall include a statement certifying that the supplier has not previously provided a substantial duplication of the final product to the state agency or another state agency. [Reference 74 O.S. §85.41
        2. An acquisition for professional or nonprofessional services must include statutory language required by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act as a term of the requisition or contract and must be signed by the chief administrative officer of the agency or the chief administrative officer of the requisitioning unit certifying compliance with the Act. [Reference 74 O.S. § 85.4
        3. Each contract for services shall include a statement certifying that no person who has been involved in any manner in the development of that contract while employed by the State of Oklahoma shall be employed to fulfill any of the services provided for under said contract. [Reference 74 O.S. §85.42
      4. Bonds and sureties. The solicitation may require bidders to submit a bid bond, performance bond, or other type of approved surety with the bid. 
        1. Form of bond. The bid bond, performance bond or other type of surety shall be subject to the approval of the State Purchasing Director. For bonds requiring a cash deposit, the amount specified by the State Purchasing Director shall be paid by certified check or cashiers check. 
        2. Irrevocable letter of credit. In lieu of bonds specified in this subsection, the State Purchasing Director may approve submission of an irrevocable letter of credit. 
        3. Bond or surety return. When the State Purchasing Director specifies a bid contain a bid bond, performance bond, or other type of surety, the State Purchasing Director shall retain the bond or surety until the successful completion of the purpose for which the bond or surety was drawn. 

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