UA Little Rock Purchasing Thresholds

Type of Contract State Law: Initial Cost
(=Cost*number of years)
Method of Purchase
Commodities
Goods: Articles for trade or
commerce, except for printing and contract items.
NOT A SERVICE
<$20,000.00 Small Order
$20,000.01 – $75,000.00 Quote Bid
$75,000.01+ Sealed Bid (IFB, RFP or RFQ)
Printing (Amendment 54) <$75,000.00 Quote Bid w/Delegation Order
$75,000.01 – $100,000.00 Sealed Bid w/Delegation Order
$100,000.01+ OSP Sealed Bid
State & Cooperative
Purchases
Thresholds do not apply
to cooperative purchases.
N/A
Professional/Consulting
Services (PCS) 
Expert/certified persons
performing a job.
OUTCOME-DRIVEN SERVICE
<$20,000.00 Small Order
$20,000.01 – $75,000.00 Quote Bid
$75,000.01+ Sealed Bid (IFB, RFP or RFQ)
Additional Requirements:
Legislative Monthly Report $10,000.00 – $49,999.99
Legislative Review $50,000.00+
Total Projected Cost
Technical/General Services
(TGS)

Skilled or unskilled labor
performing a job.
DUTY-DRIVEN SERVICE
<$20,000.00 Small Order
$20,000.01 – $75,000.00 Quote Bid
$75,000.01+ Sealed Bid (IFB, RFP or RFQ)
Additional Requirements:
Legislative Monthly Report $25,000.00 – $99,999.99
Legislative Review $100,000.00+
Total Projected Cost
Sole Source $20,000.01+ Approved at Institutional Level
with required reporting
Restricted Funds <$20,000.00 Small Order
Construction <$4,999.99 Small Order
$5,000.00 – $34,999.99 Quote Bid
$35,000.00+ Sealed Bid w/Advertisement
Minority Vendors Goal 15% <$40,000.00 Small Order
Local Food Purchases Goal 10%
Vendor Performance Report (VPR) $25,000.00+ (excluding property leases and construction)
Signatory Authority:
Standard, Sponsored Research
Contracts and Grants
<$2,500,000.00 UA Little Rock Review
$2,500,000.01 – $10,000,000.00 UA Systems Office Review
$10,000,000.01+ UA Board Review