PURCHASE TYPE

ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

DOLLAR LIMITS

BID PROCESS
(RFx)

COMMENTS

State Entity Contract
AC

Second

Within State Entity DPA

RFP or eQuote

State Entity Contract renewals are allowed when eligible per terms of contract and entity follows renewal requirements

Mandatory Source
MAN

Third

No dollar limit

Not Required

Certified Products from GCI and GEPS.  Mandatory GEPS products are identified on the State Use Procurement List located at:
http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/SPD/Contracts/Pages/Home.aspx

Convenience Statewide Contract
SWC 

Fourth
(Optional, choose one from this level)

No dollar limit

Not Required

Convenience Statewide Contracts are available as a "convenience" because prices and contract terms are finalized. 

Preferred Products through GEPS

Fourth
(Optional, choose one from this level)

Not Required

Prices for certain products are identified on the State Use Procurement List located at:
http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/SPD/Contracts/Pages/Home.aspx

Mandatory Statewide Contract
SWC

First

No dollar limit

Not Required

State Entity can buy from GCI if same product is offered on Mandatory SWC

Open Market
OMP

Fourth
(Optional, choose one from this level)

Within State Entity DPA

eQuote or RFP

No competition required if < $5K and can be used with the P-Card where applicable.
> $5K requires competitive bidding

Exempt
EXM

No State Requirements

No dollar limit

Not Required

Refer to the NIGP Exempt List located at:  http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/SPD/Policies/Pages/Home.aspx

Intergovernmental
IGA

No dollar limit

Not Required

Agreement between Governmental Entities

Sole Source
SS

Unlimited DPA

Post justification with Notice of Intent to Award on GPR

Requires Market Research

Sole Brand
SB

Within State Entity DPA 

eQuote or RFP

Specific Brand Product

Multiple Purchase Types
MUL

Doesn't alter the responsibility to comply with the Order of Precedence or the requirement to follow the competitive bidding process for amounts over $5,000 or more.

Multiple PO Type, which may be used for the
following combinations of purchases on a
single PO to a single vendor:
§ OMP less than $5,000 and SWC
§ OMP less than $5,000 and AC
§ OMP less than $5,000 and MAN

**Note: 

**Note: 

AC, OMP, or SB that exceeds State Entity's DPA must be submitted to SPD for processing by submitting One-Time Request to Exceed DPA form (SPD-NI006) to SPD for approval 

RFQ = Mandatory to be processed through the eQuote System with "unlimited" DPA

RFP = $250K DPA
Unless other designation has been determined by the Assistant Commissioner of Procurement