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Policies and Procedures

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After the Fact Transactions (Goods or Services delivered without a contract / purchase order)
Bid Advertising
Before the issuance of Invitation for Bids, all procurement of goods or services in excess of $19,400 must be advertised publicly.
Bid Awards
Bid awards will be based on pre-established selection criteria and shall be made within 60 days of the bid opening.
Bid Openings
Bids will be opened publicly by a contracting officer on the date and time designated in the request.
Bid Protests
A bidder that is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation or award of a contract under the Commonwealth Procurement Code may file a bid protest with the Office of the Chancellor.
Competitive Bidding
Competitive bids will be solicited for goods or services with a dollar value greater than $19,400.
Contractor Responsibility Program
Contractors must certify that they are not currently under suspension or debarment by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, any other state, or the federal government to the best to their knowledge.
The chancellor, upon recommendation from the university president, may debar contractors for cause.
Emergency Procurement
Emergency procurement will only be considered when a threat to public health, welfare, or safety exists.
Procurement professionals must have a highly developed sense of professional ethics to protect their own and their institution’s reputation for fair dealing.
Exceptions to Competitive Bidding
Competitive bidding will not be solicited for commodities or services purchased from commonwealth and State System of Higher Education contracts or through public agencies or other commonwealth agencies. Sole source procurement may be considered under certain conditions.
Expenditures of Public Funds
PASSHE Board of Governors Policy 2010-01-A, Expenditures of Public Funds Guidelines Standards and Limits, on the expenditure of public funds.
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This procedure was developed to comply with PASSHE Procedures and Standards for University Operations Procedure/Standard Number 2012-14 dated October 12, 2012.
Fiscal Review
The associate vice president for Finance, or designee, will review and approve all procurement for services in excess of $10,000.
Letters of Understanding
Definition, form, and procedures for Letters of Understanding.
Modification or Withdrawal of Bids
Bids may be modified or withdrawn by written notice or in person by a bidder.
When appropriate, the contracting officer will make every effort to negotiate with vendors.
Procurement Procedures and Language for Accessible Electronic Information Technology
Procurement Procedures and Language to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for Accessible Electronic Information Technology.
Reciprocal Limitations Act: Non-Resident Suppliers
The Reciprocal Limitations Act requires Commonwealth Agencies to give preference to bidders in Pennsylvania for certain supplies against bidders in any state that gives or requires a preference to supplies to the detriment of Pennsylvania Contractors.
Reciprocal Limitations Act Calculator
A tool used to calculate the preference applied on winning bids to certain states based on the Reciprocal Limitations Act.
Procurement Services is responsible for the procurement of materials and services for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Acts and the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policies establish procurement policy.
Source of Supply Selection
Only reputable suppliers will be utilized as sources of supply for the university’s needs.
  • Procurement Services
  • Robertshaw Building
    650 South Thirteenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3077
  • Fax: 724-357-2670
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • Purchasing Office
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Central Stores
  • 7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.