STATE OF UTAH
Division of Purchasing
Utah Administrative Code R33-3-401: Conditions For Use of Sole Source Procurement
Sole source procurement shall be used only if a requirement is reasonably available (only) from a single supplier. A requirement for a particular proprietary item does not justify sole source procurement if there is more than one potential bidder or offeror for that item.
Examples of circumstances which could necessitate sole source procurement are:
- where the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is the paramount consideration;
- where a sole supplier’s item is needed for trial use or testing;
- procurement of items for resale;
- procurement of public utility services.