Overview: Seven Stages of Procurement

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The state of Georgia ensures that all suppliers, including small businesses, have equal access and opportunity to do business with state entities through the procurement competitive bid process.

The state's procurement methodology is based on a seven-stage process.  Beginning with need identification and continuing through contract close out, the state has established forms to support key activities in each of the following seven stages:

Our State Purchasing Division (SPD) team developed these procedures and official forms to assist procurement professional at state agencies, colleges and universities in complying with procurement laws and administrative requirements for obtaining the best value for goods and services and documenting each solicitation to ensure transparency in all procurement activities. 

Each step listed on the pages above includes links to each official form used in that stage.    

An overview of the Seven Stages of Procurement can also be found in the Georgia Procurement Manual