When an agency participates in a cooperative project with another governmental entity or with a non-profit organization, goods and services necessary for the project shall be procured according to the Rules in this Chapter.  If the interest of the State would be better served by one of the following procurement methods, the State CIO may authorize procurement by:

(1)           Making or authorizing acquisition on behalf of such governmental entity or non-profit organization;

(2)           Authorizing acquisition on the  State's behalf under the provisions of another state or another governmental entity, provided due consideration is given by the State CIO to the differences in purchasing rules, regulations, and procedures of the contracting entity; or

(3)           Authorizing acquisition on the State's behalf under provisions of the U.S. General Services Administration Supply Schedule 70 and Consolidated Schedule for Information Technology purchases.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 147-33.76(b1); 147-33.95(b)(2)(a);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.