If a need cannot be met by any Suppliers in the first three tiers of the Order of Precedence, State Entities have a wide range of other sources.
Convenience Statewide Contracts and Preferred Products
Convenience Statewide Contracts and Preferred Products from Georgia Enterprises for Products and Services are included in Tier Four of the Order of Precedence. Employees whose job responsibilities include purchasing are encouraged to determine if needed goods and services are available from either of these sources prior to searching for other sources, especially open market. There are several advantages to using Convenience Statewide Contracts and Preferred Products when possible:
The competitive bid process has already been done, so purchases of $25,000 or more do not need to be bid.