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Sole Source Purchases

The University must employ a competitive purchasing methods to purchase goods or services unless the purchase consists of one of the transactions described in Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 391, Rule 391.109.

To process purchases that fall under the Sole Source exception employees must complete and attach a Sole Source / Proprietary Justification Form to the Requisition to Purchase in PeopleSoft. In the form, employees must:

  • identify unique features of the requested product,
  • explain the need for the unique features, and
  • identify and explain why other sources are not satisfactory.

For more information, refer to the Resources section or contact the Purchasing Office at 956-882-3822.

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