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Goods Under $5k

Goods Under $5,000

Competitive Requirements for goods under $5,000:

If your purchase of materials, goods, commodities, leases (including equipment or real property) and licenses (including software) is LESS than five thousand ($5,000) in value, you may use a vendor of your choice providing you do not expect total purchases with that vendor to exceed $5,000 over the next 12 months.

Vendors on University, State (OSD) and Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) and Educational and Institutional Cooperative (E&I) contracts have pre-negotiated pricing, offering often better value by aggregating purchasing value against large groups and should be used whenever possible.

Purchasing Requirements:
A purchase requisition must be entered and approved in the UMass BuyWays system.

Any price quote from the Vendor should be attached to the UMass BuyWays Shopping Cart of the requisition under “External Documents." Do not attach other competitors' quotes.