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21.05.07.00.htm 21.05.07.00. Title 21 STATE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS Subtitle 05 PROCUREMENT METHODS AND PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS Chapter 07 Small Procurement Regulations (50,000 or Less) Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §12-101, 13-109, 14-301―14-308, and 14-406, Annotated Code of Maryland
21.05.07.01.htm 21.05.07.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following words have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Competitive bidding" means use of a small procurement solicitation to obtain oral or written bids (including sealed bids) from vendors.2) "Item" means supplies, commodities, services, maintenance, construction, and construction-related services.3) "Oral solicitation" means the procurement officer's oral description of the procurement to a vendor who reasonably may be
21.05.07.02.htm 21.05.07.02. 02 Authority.. The departments adopt this chapter to govern small procurements..
21.05.07.03.htm 21.05.07.03. 03 Application.. A. Use of the small procurement method described in this chapter shall be based on an initial decision by the procurement officer that the procurement satisfies the definition set forth in Regulation .01B(6) of this chapter.B. To the extent that procurement departments delegate authority to using agencies to make small procurements, those procurements shall be made in accordance with procedures prescribed by the departments, the delegation, and
21.05.07.04.htm 21.05.07.04. 04 Categories.. Small procurements are classified in three categories:. A. Category I Small Procurements ― $5,000 or less;. B. Category II Small Procurements ― More than $5,000 but not more than $15,000; and. C. Category III Small Procurements ― More than $15,000 but not more than $50,000, and, if a construction procurement by the Department of General Services or Department of Transportation, not more than $100,000.
21.05.07.05.htm 21.05.07.05. 05 Prohibitions.. A. A procurement may not be artificially divided in order to use the small procurement method instead of the other procurement methods set forth in COMAR 21.05.01 or a lesser category defined under Regulation .04 of this chapter.B. A procurement contract of more than $50,000 may not be awarded under the authority of this chapter unless:1) The unit obtains prior approval of the agency head or designee, and, if not a department, the appropriate control authority; or
21.05.07.06.htm 21.05.07.06. 06 Standards.. A. Solicitation Objective.. 1) Competition. The objective of soliciting bids or offers is to foster competition in obtaining needed items in a cost effective manner. In all small procurements, competition should be sought to the extent practical considering factors such as availability of vendors, dollar value of the procurement, cost of administering the procurement, and time available to make the procurement including delivery time. For Categories
21.05.07.07.htm 21.05.07.07. 07 Small Procurement Contract Modifications.. Contract modifications to a small procurement contract shall be administered in accordance with the delegations specified in COMAR 21.02.01.04 and the procedures promulgated by the Departments.
21.05.07.9999.htm 21.05.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1981 (8:13 Md. R. II-5). Existing chapter repealed and new chapter adopted as an emergency provision effective July 1, 1982 (9:15 Md. R. 1509) emergency status extended at 9:16 Md. R. 1601, 9:17 Md. R. 1698, 9:20 Md. R. 1979; adopted permanently effective October 12, 1982 (9:20 Md. R. 1984)Regulation .08A amended effective June 4, 1984 (11:11 Md. R. 963) ―. Chapter revised effective January 9, 1989 (15:27 Md. R. 3138).
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