Sole Source Contracts

Sole Source Contracts

A contract may be awarded for a construction item without the necessity of bidding when the Contracting Officer determines in writing that one of the following statutory conditions exists:

  • Only a single contractor is capable of providing the construction;
  • A federal or state statute or federal regulation exempts the construction from competitive procurements;
  • The total cost of the construction is less than $10,000.00,
  • It is clearly not feasible to award the contract on a competitive basis;
  • The services involve the repair, modification or calibration of equipment and the work is to be performed by the manufacturer of the equipment or by an authorized dealer, provided the Contracting Officer determines that bidding is not appropriate under the circumstances, or
  • The contract is in the best interest of the Commonwealth.

Before entering into a Sole Source Contract, a statement of justification must be prepared by the Procurement office and sent to University’s Legal Counsel for approval.

Rev: 08/19/11

Sole Source Contract Certification