Office of Purchasing and Contracts Procurement Outreach Training Level II – Module A Orders between $10,000 and $50,000
NYS Procurement Policy • It is the policy of the University at Albany, SUNY that utilization of preferred sources occur whenever possible. In accordance with State Finance Law and Corrections Law, the University is required to make purchases of commodities and services from preferred sources. Preferred sources must be considered whenever purchases of commodities or services are required. • It is the policy of the University at Albany, SUNY to take affirmative action to ensure that minority and women owned business enterprises are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide the University with commodities, services and printing at competitive prices.
Yes Procurement Steps: Complete Needs Assessment Can it be bought from A Preferred Source? Preferred Source No Yes Yes Is the item/service already on an OGS Contract? OGS Contract No Yes No Competitive Bid Are needs met by Competitive Bid? Yes Is price the sole criteria for selection, provided contractors satisfy minimum specification? Is your item/service exclusively available from one vendor? Sole Source* No Yes No Yes Even though more than one contractor meets our needs, is there substantial basis for selecting a single contractor? Single Source* Invitation For Bid Develop specifications and request quotes from multiple vendors; choose based on lowest price Request For Proposals Develop specifications and request proposals from multiple vendors; Choose based on stated Evaluation criteria * Sole and single sources are special processes that require pre-approval of the Office of the State Comptroller. Prior to entering into either a sole or single source transaction, the Office of Purchasing and Contracts must be contacted.
Procurements between $10,000 and $50,000 • The procurement process is dictated by the dollar amount of the procurement. • This module provides an overview of State procurements between $10,000 and $50,000. • As the dollar value of the procurement increases from $10,000 to $50,000 several requirements come into play including, MWBE Good Faith Effort, Procurement Lobbying and Fair Labor Certification.
State Purchasing Requirement Thresholds An individual New York State Contract Reporter advertisement is required starting at $50,000. This will increase the procurement time frame. *Construction contracts require VendRep filing starting at $10,000
Important Terms • Collegiate Licensing: The use of any of the University insignia’s requires the use of a vendor who is licensed with the Collegiate Licensing Company. • Consultant Disclosure: All contracts for Accounting, Analysis, Auditing, Computer Programming, Data Processing, Engineering, Environmental, Evaluation, Health and Mental Health Services, Legal or Similar Services, Paralegal, Research and Training require the filing of job categories utilized, the number of personnel in each category, the number of hours worked and the amount paid for each job category. • Fair Labor: prescribes standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, affects most private and public employment. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay. • Liability Insurance: All vendors performing work on campus must provide a current Certificate of Liability Insurance at the least naming the University, SUNY and the State of New York as additional insured's. For RF projects, the RF must be an additional insured. • Prevailing Wage: the pay rate that is required to be paid to all private workers (non government) on all public work projects. Generally, applies to the construction, repair or renovation of government facilities (state or local).
Important Terms • Procurement Lobbying: sets forth certain guidelines which the both the University and potential vendors are required to follow with regard to procurements with an estimated annualized value of more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000). The act calls for the naming of Designated Contacts for each procurement. In addition, defines permissible and impermissible contacts. A permissible contact is one which allows for the normal flow of information between an agency and all competing vendors. An impermissible contact is an attempt to influence the award or amendment of a contract, or contact with personnel other than a contact person designated by the University during the restricted period. • Sales Tax Form: Contracts that have a lifetime value in excess of $100,000 require the vendor to file Form ST-220-CA and ST-220-TD with the University and the Tax Department, respectively. The vendor certifies that they are registered to collect NYS and local sales and compensating taxes. • VendRepReview and VendRep Filing: All procurements require a review by the PA to ascertain whether the vendor is a responsible vendor prior to entering into the transaction. Procurements with a value of $75,000 or more require the vendor to certify that they are a responsible vendor by filing a Vendor Responsibility form either electronically or in hard copy.
In closing…. There are many levels of procurement, with unique requirements and regulations. Thank you for taking time to review this information. Additional training presentations can be found at our website at www.albany.edu/purchasing