Selection of Suppliers Policy
San José State University purchases from the lowest cost suppliers who can meet our requirements. Suppliers are selected by the informal bid, formal bid, or formal proposal process.
There are two exceptions:
- Sole brand items have unique performance features not found in other items, but are available on the open market from multiple sources.
- Sole source items have unique performance features not found in other items and are available only from a single manufacturer or from a dealer with exclusive distribution rights.
If you think your requisition may qualify, please complete the Sole Brand/Sole Source Justification [pdf] and attach it in FTS.