STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
STATE PROCUREMENT ACT
67-9211. multiple awards. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, the administrator may make an award of a contract to two (2) or more bidders to furnish the same or similar property when more than one (1) contractor is necessary:
(a) To furnish the types of property and quantities required by state agencies;
(b) To provide expeditious and cost-efficient acquisition of property for state agencies; or
(c) To enable state agencies to acquire property that is compatible with property previously acquired.
(2) No award of a contract to multiple bidders shall be made under this section unless the administrator makes a written determination showing that multiple awards satisfy one (1) or more of the criteria set forth in this section.
(3) When a contract for property has been awarded to two (2) or more bidders in accordance with this section, a state agency shall make purchases from the contractor whose terms and conditions regarding price, availability, support services and delivery are most advantageous to the agency.
(4) A multiple award of a contract for property under this section shall not be made when a single bidder can reasonably serve the acquisition needs of state agencies. A multiple award of a contract shall only be made to the number of bidders necessary to serve the acquisition needs of state agencies.
[67-9211, added 2016, ch. 289, sec. 4, p. 796.]