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OAC 260:115-7-21 - Acquisition pursuant to a waiver

If the OMES Director approves a state agency’s request for a waiver [Reference 260:115-1-6], a state agency with a CPO and approved internal purchasing procedures as required by 260:115-5-3 and 260:115-5-7, may make the acquisition for which the waiver was approved, within their approved purchasing authority limit. When an acquisition is made pursuant to a waiver, the State Purchasing Director: 

  1. may select a supplier or group of suppliers to notify using telephone, facsimile or electronic commerce; 
  2. shall obtain the following certifications, verifications and other required documents, as applicable, from the supplier selected for contract award: 
    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

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