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Competitive Purchase Exceptions

Institutional policy allows for item(s) to be directly purchased from a vendor if the purchase falls into one of the following categories:


Sole Source - If you wish to purchase an item that is proprietary in nature or is only available through a single source vendor you are able to receive a sole source exemption.

Laboratory Scientific Research Project Supplies & Equipment - If you need items for your research project that are under $30,000, you are able to receive an exemption from bidding.


Cellular Phone Service - To obtain wireless service please contact Brenda Theriot in Information Media Network.  State Contracts available:

AT & T Wireless Devices and Services – State Contract Number 4400000950
Verizon Wireless Devices and Services – State Contract Number 4400000951
Sprint Wireless Devices and Services – State Contract Number 4400000952
T-Mobile Wireless Devices and Service – State Contract Number 440009657


Authorized Dealer - Louisiana procurement law permits the non-competitive purchase of equipment repairs and/or associated repair parts directly from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or any OEM-Authorized Dealer.  To ensure University compliance, a authorized Agent of company is required to certify the current dealer status.  The Authorized Dealer Certification form must be completed and submitted with a purchase requisition to the Purchasing Office PRIOR to any repairs or purchase of repair parts.

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