The documents submitted by agencies requesting authority to retain consultants will be reviewed by the Division of Purchase and Contract.  Upon completion of this review the requesting agency will be advised, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Governor or designee, to:

(1)           canvass additional sources within state government; or

(2)           solicit proposals from private contractors; or

(3)           execute a negotiated contract(s) without competitive proposals if the Division of Purchase and Contract and the Governor have determined that performance or price competition is not available or that the requirement is for an authorized cooperative project with another governmental unit(s) or a public or private nonprofit organization(s) or that the contract price is too small to justify soliciting competitive proposals; or

(4)           abandon the project for being outside the scope of the agency's responsibilities or for having insufficient benefit to the State relative to the potential expenditure of funds.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑64.20 to 64.22;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996; July 1, 1987;

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