Small purchase procedures may be used for the procurement of services costing not more than $10,000. Price or rate quotations shall be obtained from at least three qualified sources.
Competitive negotiation shall be used for personal service contracts in excess of $10,000 per agreement per fiscal year and may be used for contracts of less than $10,000. Exceptions may be granted to accommodate one or more of the conditions described in section (3) of this rule with the approval of the Commission.
Non-competitive negotiation may be used for contracts if:
The item or service is available only from a single source, or the sole source has special skills that are only available based upon his/her expertise or situation;
Public need or emergency advises against a delay incident to competitive solicitation;
After solicitation of a number of sources, competition is determined inadequate;
The contract is a renewal of an existing contract, subject to approval by all required parties.