Competitive Bids

State-supported institutions are required to obtain sealed bids for like items which exceed $15,000 institution-wide during a fiscal period (October 1 through September 30) in accordance with state law. Preparation of specifications for items to be purchased through competitive bids is a joint responsibility between Finance and the requesting department. It is imperative that all persons responsible for purchasing obtain and familiarize themselves with "The Alabama Competitive Bid Law." Purchases cannot be split to avoid the bid law.