Stage 1: Need Identification

​​​​​​​​​​​​The procurement process begins with the identification of a purchasing need. For example, the APO/CUPO may receive a request directly from an end user to establish a contract for certain needed services. SPD may determine establishment of a statewide contract would best serve multiple state entities sharing a common purchasing need. Whatever the purchasing need may be, there are a few critical preliminary steps the procurement professional must complete as described in the Georgia Procurement Manual


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CONTACT

Stage 1: Need Identification​
State Purchasing Division

Phone

 404-657-6000

Email

 process.improvement@doas.ga.gov

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Stage: 1 Documents

Stage 1: Need Identification

11/26/18

SPD-NI001 Fact-Finding Agenda

01/26/18

Statewide Contract Waiver Request

12/18/20

SWC Waiver Request Guide

07/01/22

SPD-NI004 Emergency Justification Form

09/26/20

Piggyback Contract Request

01/04/21

SPD-NI007 Notice of Intent to Utilize Cooperative Agreement Form