The procurement authority of the Institute is delegated by the State of Georgia, Department of Administrative Services. This authority is vested in State Purchasing and administered under the State Purchasing Act.
In all procurement instances, the Order of Precedence should be followed as described in the Georgia Procurement Manual Section 1.3. If the goods or services are not exempt nor procurement requirements waived, then the purchasing decision should be made in the following order:
- Mandatory state contract supplier
- GT contract supplier
- Statutory supplier ( mandatory products from Georgia Correctional Industries Administration or Georgia Enterprises for Products and Services)
- Any of the following : convenience state contract supplier, piggyback contract supplier , open market supplier, SPD approved consortia/co-op supplier