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If an NSP grantee does not receive any bids during the procurement process, what steps should the grantee take to comply with procurement rules?

Date Published: October 2012

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If a grantee follows a proper bid process and receives no bids, it is permissible to use "non-competitive negotiation" (sometime known as "sole source") to award a contract. The grantee must have complete documentation in place to show that appropriate efforts were made towards a formal, competitive procurement. Note that while the OMB requirements permit for a "small purchase" procurement process for goods and services under $100,000, a grantee's dollar threshold may be lower. If solicitation is for construction, a "sealed bid" process is preferred.

Tags: NSP Financial and Grants Management - Procurement

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