.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

(2) The Department of General Services or Department of Transportation procures construction valued at $100,000 or less.