Purchasing and Contracts

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Competitive Threshold Requirements

Written quotes are required for ALL Purchase Requests.

Competitive threshold requirements apply to single or conglomerate purchases within a 12-month period.

Commodity and Service Purchases
Less than $25,000 - One Written Quote
$25,000 or more , but less than $50,000 - Minimum of Two Written Quotes
$50,000 or more - Must be competitively Bid by the Purchasing Department.

 

Personal, Professional and Consultant Services
Less than $25,000 - One Informal Proposal
$25,000 or more , but less than $50,000 - Two Competitive Informal Proposals
$50,000 or more , but less than $75,000 - Three Competitive Informal Proposals
$75,000 or more - Formal Solicitation Processed by the Purchasing Department.

 

Construction Projects
Less than $25,000 - One Written Quote*
$25,000 or more, but less than $100,000 - Three Written Quotes*
$100,000 or more - Formal Solicitation Processed by the Purchasing Department.

 

* The Invitation to Quote form must be used when obtaining quotes for construction projects that require a vendor or contractor to come on to the UNLV campus. It contains our Terms and Conditions and Insurance requirements which they must agree to before performing any work on campus.

Download the Invitation to Quote Form for projects $100,000 or less or the Invitation to Quote Form for on call projects $500,000 or less or please contact us for more details.