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Sole source procurement should be used only when competitive solicitation procedures like sealed bids or competitive proposals are not applicable to the requirements or are impracticable. Recipients may conduct noncompetitive ("sole source") procurement through solicitation of proposals from only one source when one or more of the following circumstances apply:
(A) The item/service is available only from one source.
(B) The public exigency or emergency for the requirement will not permit a delay resulting from competitive solicitation.
(C) Competition is determined inadequate after solicitation of a number of sources.
(Ord. 7-2021, passed 6-30-2021)