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Procurement Handbook


Purchasing Basics

Purchasing will review and approve purchase requests as designated below for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ordinances, and with district policies and procedures.

The responsibility and authority for purchasing goods and services, and for determining proper methods of procurement is vested in Purchasing, except for delegated authority for limited purchases.

No purchase of goods and services shall be binding on the college until a written contract or purchase order is entered into by ACC and administered by the Procurement and Materials Management Department.


Type of Purchase A Single Quote Three (3) Quotes

Submit Specifications or Statement of Work to ACC Buyer

$5,000.00 and under

$5,000.01 - $30,000.00

Over $30,000.00
Goods and/or Services**
$10,000.00 and under

$10,000.01 - $30,000.00

Over $30,000.00
Library books, subscriptions, sole sources.

*All equipment with value over $500.00 requires ACC inventory tagging as an asset.

**Excludes professional services.  Aggregate purchases from a single vendor exceeding $50,000.00 in a single year require a long term contract issued by an ACC Purchasing Buyer through competitive or non-competitive awards as appropriate.



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