Procurement Not Publicly Advertised


24.73. Procurement Not Publicly Advertised

For procurements that are not publicly advertised, due to being below the threshold of $100K, the selected procurement strategy may be to solicit bids by direct invitation.  Every effort should be made to ensure best value, fairness and access to opportunities in terms of preparing an invitation list of suppliers.

During the open period of the procurement that was not publicly advertised, if any supplier requests the opportunity to submit a bid where the supplier had not been initially invited to submit a bid, the supplier should be given the opportunity to provide a bid and in such a case, an extension of the closing date may be warranted.