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State of Alabama Bid Law
According to the State of Alabama Bid Law, any request for like or similar products and/or services which total $15,000 or more must be competitively bid. The University of Alabama is considered one entity by state law, therefore, purchase requests for like or similar items or items to like or similar vendors that cumulatively total $15,000 or more within a fiscal year period are subject to the competitive bid law.
The buying staff monitors their areas of concentration and establish standing contracts for repetitive purchases which can be anticipated for supplies, equipment, and services in order to issue purchase requests quickly and insure compliance with the state bid law.
Refer to Standing Contracts for appropriate contract vendors for specific commodities.