Contracting Entities (CEs) should use this form under the following circumstances:
A public emergency or unexpected emergency situation forces a need for immediate purchases that cannot be delayed by the time required for a full competitive solicitation for products and/or services.
Sole Source Procurement
The required product and/or service is available only from a single (sole) source distributor, supplier, or manufacturer, and this specific product and/or service is the only suitable solution to fill this need (preference for a particular brand or vendor when a suitable alternative exists should not be the basis for a sole source request).
DIRECTIONS: The following information is required. TDA will evaluate the request and provide approval or denial via e-mail within 3 business days of submittal of a complete form. TDA cannot process incomplete requests and may reach out concerning missing information and if there are any questions.
Note that CEs are required to maintain documentation that supports statements made in this submission. If approved, CEs must also maintain documentation related to the emergency or sole source procurement.