|State Use Procurement List (Mandatory and Preferred) |
| ||The State Use Law set forth at OCGA 50.5.135 et.seq. is intended to create opportunities for disabled persons employed by community based rehabilitation programs and training centers that are certified by the State Use Council. In order to effectuate the purposes of the State Use Law, the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) and the State Use Council have created the "Procurement List" for mandatory source and preferred source products.
State governmental entities are required to purchase items identified as "Mandatory" on the Procurement List when needed. Items identified as "Preferred" are not considered a mandatory source, but state governmental entities may choose to purchase if desired without competitive sourcing.
State Use Procurement List |
|Georgia Correctional Industries Certified Products and Services (Mandatory) |
| ||Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) may certify certain products or services provided by Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI) as available and of competitive quality and price. GCI and the commissioner of GDC are required to report the certification criteria to DOAS - State Purchasing Division (SPD), including, but not limited to, cost, delivery schedules, and availability within 15 days of notice of certification. Any subsequent changes to certified products or services must be reported to SPD within 15 days of any such change. Only goods and services identified to SPD that are certified in accordance with this section are considered to be mandatory. GCI's mandatory products/services list is published below. Purchases from this list are not subject to dollar limits or the state entity's delegated purchasing authority.
GCI Certified Products and Services List |
|Car Rental (Enterprise and Hertz)|
| ||The Georgia Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division, has established a new statewide contract with The Enterprise Leasing of Georgia LLC and The Hertz Corporation for instate rentals. The Hertz Corporation is the awarded supplier operation of the Capitol Hill Location and is the state supplier for out-of-state car rental services. |
|Preferred Sources |
| ||Through initiatives established by State statute, select non-profit agencies may produce products or services classified as "preferred" status. This classification requires other state agencies to purchase specific products and services from these select agencies. To maintain this designation, preferred source organizations are subject to periodic performance and price reviews conducted by DOAS.|
Currently, there are three preferred source agencies:
Georgia Enterprises for Products and Services (GEPS)44 Broad Street, Suite 804
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI)2984 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB)P. O. Box 218
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
|Green Contracts |
| ||In line with statewide green initiatives, State Purchasing seeks partners who offer earth-friendly products and services. Our ongoing list of green contracts is coming soon... |
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|Co-operative Contracts |
| ||At times, in an effort to acquire products or services at competitive prices, the state of Georgia will increase purchasing power by banding with other states. |
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|Debarred/Suspended Contractors List |
| ||Debarred/Suspended Contractors are suppliers who are currently suspended and/or debarred from use by the State of Georgia or who are currently listed on the "Federal Excluded from Procurement" list. Prior to issuing a purchase order, the issuing official must review the Federal Excluded from Procurement list and the State Suspended and Debarred Vendors list.|
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|Reciprocal Preference Law |
| ||Georgia does not have a percentage Preference Law; however, we do reciprocate based on other states or preferences of other states. Resident suppliers in the State of Georgia are to be granted the same preference over suppliers resident in another state in the same manner. This preference is used for evaluation purposes only. All state agencies are required to apply this reciprocal preference. Note: For the purpose of this law, the definition of a resident supplier is one who maintains a place of business with at least one employee inside the State of Georgia. A post office box will not satisfy this requirement.
All state agencies, departments, and authorities responsible for the maintenance of public lands shall give preference to the use of compost and mulch in all road building, land maintenance and land development activities. Preference shall be given to compost and mulch made in the State of Georgia from organics which are source separated from the state's non-hazardous solid waste stream.