Purchases of goods and/or services in the amount of $5,000 or less from a single vendor are not required to have competitive bids, but must conform to the purchasing guidelines and principles detailed in this chapter. All purchases, except contracted services such as power wheelchairs, costing more than $5,000, must be competitively bid or approved as a Proprietary or Sole Source Purchase (See 24.10.2 Proprietary/Sole Source Purchases).

When a Service Authorization for more than $5,000 is entered into the ReHabWorks, ReHabWorks will automatically create a draft Service Authorization (See ReHabWorks Users Guide, Chapter 19 Case Authorizing Payment, 19.6 PO Close).

The draft SA (called a draft purchase order in ReHabWorks) generates an action for Health and Human Services Procurement Services Customer Services to get bids and assign a buyer if appropriate. (See ReHabWorks Users Guide, Chapter 19 Case Authorizing Payment, 19.6 PO Close.)