SECTION 718 PURCHASES THAT REQUIRE COMPETITION
Any purchase that does not qualify as a sole source purchase and that is between $2,500 and $35,000 in value must be subjected to a competitive process. The process need not be formal. The decision to compete formally or informally is made by the Purchasing Department. Any purchase that does not qualify as a sole source purchase and that exceeds $35,000 must be subjected to a formal competitive process. Splitting of orders to circumvent the dollar limits is specifically prohibited.