TSS - For Purchases Over $10K, What Constitutes an Acceptable Supplier Justification?

For Purchases Over $10K, What Constitutes an Acceptable Supplier Justification?

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First Published  :Wed Oct 01 16:22:09 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Fri May 13 18:54:16 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Fri May 13 18:54:16 GMT 2022
Summary :  Describes an acceptable supplier justification for procurement over $10,000

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    Tufts University requires that any purchase over $10,000 comply with federal acquisition regulations (FAR) and competition and price reasonableness rules.   Given this, all sections of the supplier justification panel within the electronic requisitioning system must be completed with sufficient detail to accurately describe the due diligence actions taken.   Quotations should be uploaded in the attachments panel of the E-Req system.

    A justification must be given if the requestor is indicating a selected or sole source.   The selected source criteria indicates alternative suppliers exist in the competitive market, but the buyer chooses a particular supplier because of technical requirements (precision, reliability) or past performance by other suppliers (poor service, availability of parts).  Please describe the rationale.   A sole source occurs when no other supplier is capable of fully meeting the requirements.  Please describe why, in detail, this is true.

     

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    supplier justification, due diligence, sole source, selected source, emergency order