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Purchasing Guidelines

New Terms and Conditions Forms

Transparency in State Agency Contracting and Procurement

Implementation of Uniform Guideline Standard

Tarleton State University Purchasing will comply with OMB Circular A-110 Procurement Standards as defined in Subpart C, Post-Award Requirements, Sections .40 - .48 for all federal grant funded procurements, until September 1, 2016. Effective September 1, 2016, Tarleton State Purchasing will comply with Procurement Standards as defined in 2 CFR 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards," Subpart D, Sections 200.318 -200.326, for all federal grant funded procurements.

Purchasing Delegation and Limits

Good and Services not requiring a contract or exception (e.g., computers)

  1. Less than $5,000 - delegated to the department 
  2. Less than $10,000 no bids required (at the discretion of the Purchasing Department)
  3. Greater than $10,000 but less than $25,000 - informal bids required
  4. Greater than $25,000 formal bids required (completed by Purchasing Department)