Did You Know? – State of Alabama Competitive Bid Threshold

As a State agency, the University is subject to the State of Alabama bid law.  Per Section 41-16-20 of the Code of Alabama, any purchase request or contract for like or similar products and/or services that total $15,000 or more must be competitively bid (with limited exceptions). A purchase request or contract cannot be split up to avoid the $15,000 bid threshold.  If you are not familiar with this requirement, we encourage you to review the University’s Purchasing Guidelines.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Purchasing Senior Buyer for assistance.