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State Purchasing 2005

A Limited-Scope Review of State Purchasing Overseen by the Budget and Control Board
January 2005


The General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct an audit of “competitive best value bidding” purchases. Under state law, government officials may use best value bidding, or a similar process called “competitive sealed proposal,” where factors other than price are considered in awarding state contracts. We reviewed best value bidding and competitive sealed proposal purchasing of goods and services and information technology by the Budget and Control Board.