Sole Source Postings

Sole Source Procurements

In most circumstances, LC State will purchase material, equipment, supplies, and services via competitive means. However, LC State may forgo the competitive/solicitation process and approve sole source procurements provided the end-user can adequately demonstrate only one vendor that can provide the good or service. A sole source may be waived if the property is for a life-threatening situation or a situation that puts public welfare or property in immediate danger. In accordance with LC State Purchasing policy and Idaho Statue, 67-9232, the Purchasing Department shall post notice of any sole source procurement on this website.

Sole Source Postings 

None at this time

Sole Source Appeals Process:

  1. In the case of a sole source procurement, there shall be a period of not more than five (5) business days from the last date of public notice in which any vendor, able to sell or supply the item(s) to be acquired, may notify the Purchasing Director, in writing, of intention to challenge the sole source procurement and briefly explain the nature of the challenge. Notice of a sole source challenge must be emailed to the Purchasing Director at [email protected] 5pm Pacific Time of the deadline date.
  2. It is the vendor’s responsibility to provide clear and complete reasoning as to the nature of the challenge.
  3. Upon receipt of the challenge, the Purchasing Director will review the materials and rule on the challenge. The Director may choose to assemble a team to assist in the review. An explanation of the decision and reasoning will be provided in writing to the appealing vendor within ten (10) business days from the receipt of the challenge.
  4. If the challenge is upheld, notice will be provided to the vendor community via the college’s Purchasing Department website.