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Purchasing

Purchases Over $5,000 (High Value)

A high value purchase is an order with a value greater than $5000 (including tax, shipping, and freight), contains items that are restricted from purchase, or purchases from companies located outside of the United States no matter the value. All high value purchases require a valid price quote and should be emailed to nri-purchase@lifesci.ucsb.edu upon order submission.

Dept Source Selection and Price Reasonableness Checklist

FOR USE WITH ALL FEDERALLY FUNDED PURCHASES IN EXCESS OF $3,000.00 (INCLUDING TAX)

This document must be completed to substantiate the appropriateness of source selection and price reasonableness in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) for all purchases in excess of $3,000 (including tax)and funded by Federal contracts or grants.

Sole Source Justification

FOR USE WITH ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 REGARDLESS OF FUNDING SOURCE

As of January 1, 2011 the UC competitive bidding threshold was raised to $100,000. This document is to be completed and retained as supporting documentation for all non-competitively sourced purchases of goods and services in excess of $100,000. This form should also be completed to support any Source Selection and Price Reasonableness Checklist where “SOLE SOURCE” is the basis of the supplier selection.

This revised form includes new options for establishing a sole source justification and prompts preparers to provide relevant supporting details.