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Article - State Finance and Procurement




§13–102.

    (a)    The following procurement methods are authorized at the procurement officer’s discretion, where applicable:

        (1)    competitive sealed bids under § 13–103 of this subtitle;

        (2)    competitive sealed proposals under § 13–104 or § 13–105 of this subtitle;

        (3)    noncompetitive negotiation under § 13–106 of this subtitle;

        (4)    sole source procurement under § 13–107 of this subtitle;

        (5)    emergency or expedited procurement under § 13–108 of this subtitle;

        (6)    small procurement under § 13–109 of this subtitle;

        (7)    an intergovernmental cooperative purchasing agreement under § 13–110 of this subtitle;

        (8)    auction bids under § 13–111 of this subtitle;

        (9)    architectural, engineering, and land surveying services qualification based selection under § 13–112 of this subtitle; or

        (10)    master contracting under § 13–113 of this subtitle.

    (b)    (1)    In awarding a procurement contract for human, social, cultural, or educational service, the preferred method is by competitive sealed proposals under § 13–104 of this subtitle.

        (2)    In awarding a procurement contract for a lease of real property, the preferred method is by competitive sealed proposals under § 13–105 of this subtitle.

        (3)    Procurement under an intergovernmental cooperative purchasing agreement is appropriate in situations where the State is expected to achieve a better price as the result of economies of scale or to otherwise benefit by purchasing in cooperation with another governmental entity.



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