01 NCAC 05B .1201          USE

(a)  Partial, progressive or multiple awards may be made by reason of insufficient funds, legislative mandates, where it is advantageous to award separately by items or where more than one supplier is needed to provide the contemplated requirements as to quantity, quality, delivery, service(s) or geographical areas.

(b)  Notwithstanding the necessity for awards to more than one supplier in the case of some indefinite quantity contracts, such awards shall be limited to the number of suppliers deemed necessary to reasonably satisfy the intended requirements.  Extreme care shall be exercised to protect the character and principles of competition.  Quantities shall not be divided among companies on definite quantity requirements unless and except as provided in the procurement document.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑53(6);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996.