Purchases

GOVERNING AUTHORITY

Please review Boise State University Policy 6130, Purchasing, which identifies policies and procedures governing purchases made with university funds.

Idaho State Board of Education Policy Section V.I.3.a.

Purchases of equipment, data processing software and equipment, and all contracts for consulting or professional services either in total or through time purchase or other financing agreements, between two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) require prior approval by the executive director. The executive director must be expressly advised when the recommended bid is other than the lowest qualified bid. Purchases exceeding five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) require prior Board approval…
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PROCESS

Purchases valued at $250,000-$500,000:

The executive director of the State Board of Education must approve contracts within this value range.  Please contact Melissa Jensen, Finance and Administration, for requirements for such a submission.

Example of memo submission to SBOE Executive Director:
Request Approval – BD InFlux Cyometer System
Note:  Include copies of pertinent supporting documents, e.g. purchase order, contracts.

Purchases valued at $500,000 or more:

The State Board of Education
must approve purchases over $500,000.  Please contact Melissa Jensen for requirements for such a submission.

Example of Agenda Submission for Board approval:
Request to purchase Vis-NIR Tunable Femtosecond Mode-Locked Laser System for Nanophotonic Devices
and Materials Research

Note:  Include copies of pertinent supporting documents, e.g. purchase order, contracts.