Current Policies

Related Topics

DES-090-00 – Delegation of Authority

This policy provides the following information:

  1. The interim delegation of authority to state agencies for the procurement of goods and services.
  2. Information and direction on how an agency may request and receive additional delegated authority.
  3. Exemptions from the delegated authority requirement.
  4. Information on how final delegation of authority will be determined.

DES-140-00 – Sole Source Contracts

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Requirements for justifying a sole source contract.
  2. Vendor notification requirements.
  3. Initiating the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) sole source contracting approval process.
  4. An overview of the DES sole source contracting approval process.
  5. Satisfying sole source contracting transparency requirements.
  6. Sole source contracting exemptions. 

DES-130-00 – Emergency Procurements/Purchases

 This policy provides the following information:

  1. Emergency procurement criteria and qualifications.
  2. Emergency procurement reporting requirements and timelines.
  3. Emergency procurement reporting exemptions.

DES-125-03 – Direct Buy Procurements/Purchases

 This policy provides the following information:

  1. An established dollar threshold in which agencies may acquire goods and services directly from a vendor without requiring a competitive process.
  2. Implementation requirements, guidelines, and exemptions for direct buy purchases.

DES-170-00 – Complaints and Protests

 This policy provides the following information:

  1. Minimum requirements for a complaint process and a protest process.
  2. The criteria for filing a complaint or protest.
  3. Agency response requirements and timelines.
  4. How to request authority to sign a contract before the protest process is completed.

DES-210-01 – Agency Contract Reporting

 This policy provides the following information:

  1. Agency contract reporting requirements.
  2. Reporting timelines.
  3. The required data elements to be reported.
  4. Reporting exemptions.