01 NCAC 05A .0112          DEFINITIONS

(a)  For the purpose of this Chapter, agency is defined as all departments, institutions, boards, commissions, universities, or other units of the State (including the Division of Purchase and Contract), and community colleges and local school administrative units, unless specifically exempted herein by reference.  For the purpose of identifying a special responsibility constituent institution, as designated by the University Board of Governors, just the name "university(ies)" shall be used to distinguish any differences in the rules.

(b)  A service contract shall mean any agreement in which an independent contractor performs services requiring specialized knowledge, experience, expertise or similar capabilities for a state agency for compensation involving an expenditure of public funds.  The services may include (by way of illustration, not limitation) services such as maintenance of buildings or equipment, auditing, film production, employee training and food services, provided that the service is not primarily for review, analysis or advice in formulating or implementing improvements in programs or services (in which case rules relating to consultants shall be applicable).

(c)  Where the term "offer" is used, it refers to a bid, proposal or offer submitted in response to an Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, Negotiation, or Request for Quotations.

(d)  For the purpose of this Chapter, commodity(ies) is defined as any equipment, materials or supplies. It does not include services or printing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 116-31.10; 143-49; 143-53; 143-53.1;

Eff. February 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.