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Article V.03 Procurement of Goods and Services: Procedures
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Procedures: Article V.03 Procurement of Goods and Services
The Purchasing Department will be responsible for establishing procedures for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and services. Purchasing procedures will be based on the objective of securing materials, supplies, equipment, and services from a responsible and responsive vendor offering the best total cost that meets the College’s specifications.
The College may participate in cooperative purchasing (including joint bid arrangements, formal membership cooperatives, and permissive cooperatives) as permitted by law and that are deemed advantageous to the College.
In making purchases, preference will be given to commodities manufactured, mined, produced, or grown within the state of Missouri and to all firms, corporations, or individuals doing business as Missouri firms, corporations, or individuals when quality is equal or better and the delivered price is the same or less. If materials, supplies, equipment and services of equal price and quality can be secured, then preference will be given to in-district local vendors.
The College President may waive any and all purchasing policies or procedures, including the requirement of competitive bids or proposals, when the College President has determined that there is:
The President will declare any such purchases to be ‘emergency purchases’ and is authorized to delegate authority to College personnel to take appropriate action. Emergency purchases will be reported to the Board of Trustees as soon as practicable. The Board of Trustees will ratify emergency purchases at their next regularly scheduled meeting.