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Rule Title: DELEGATION OF PURCHASING AUTHORITY
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Department: ADMINISTRATION
Chapter: STATE PROCUREMENT
Subchapter: Procedures for Using Agencies
 
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2.5.301    DELEGATION OF PURCHASING AUTHORITY

(1) Agencies may exercise authority to purchase noncontrolled items with a total contract value of $5,000 or less. Agencies may exercise delegated purchasing authority greater than $5,000 and for exigency purchases in accordance with written delegation agreements described in ARM 2.5.202, with the Montana Procurement Act and with these rules.

(2) Delegation and competitive procedures are not necessary for goods and services listed in 18-4-132(3), MCA. Additional exempted purchases include:

(a) salaries;

(b) fees for those professions exempted by statute;

(c) travel and per diem;

(d) retirement and social security payments;

(e) freight;

(f) landfill charges;

(g) supplies or services whose prices are regulated by the Public Service Commission or other governmental authority;

(h) pastoral services;

(i) training;

(j) conference space rental and catering;

(k) fresh fruits and vegetables;

(l) fees for placing an advertisement in a publication or on radio, television, or other electronic media sources; fees for the development, design, and distribution of the advertisement are not included in this exception;

(m) educational instructors and guidance counselors for inmates under the supervision of the Department of Corrections; and

(n) books and periodicals.

History: 18-4-221, MCA; IMP, 18-4-132, 18-4-221, 18-4-222, 18-4-302, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1918, Eff. 12/30/83; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 244, Eff. 3/15/85; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 242, Eff. 2/28/86; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1961, Eff. 10/30/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1770, Eff. 9/14/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 383, Eff. 2/25/94; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2814, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2241, Eff. 11/1/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1816, Eff. 10/7/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2009, Eff. 10/12/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1906, Eff. 10/7/05; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1657, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1077, Eff. 5/23/14.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
2-5-488 5/23/2014 Current History: 18-4-221, MCA; IMP, 18-4-132, 18-4-221, 18-4-222, 18-4-302, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1918, Eff. 12/30/83; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 244, Eff. 3/15/85; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 242, Eff. 2/28/86; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1961, Eff. 10/30/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1770, Eff. 9/14/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 383, Eff. 2/25/94; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2814, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2241, Eff. 11/1/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1816, Eff. 10/7/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2009, Eff. 10/12/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1906, Eff. 10/7/05; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1657, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1077, Eff. 5/23/14.
2-5-381 10/26/2007 5/23/2014 History: 18-4-221, MCA; IMP, 18-4-132, 18-4-221, 18-4-222, 18-4-302, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1918, Eff. 12/30/83; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 244, Eff. 3/15/85; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 242, Eff. 2/28/86; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1961, Eff. 10/30/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1770, Eff. 9/14/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 383, Eff. 2/25/94; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2814, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2241, Eff. 11/1/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1816, Eff. 10/7/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2009, Eff. 10/12/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1906, Eff. 10/7/05; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1657, Eff. 10/26/07.
10/7/2005 10/26/2007 History: 18-4-221, MCA; IMP, 18-4-221, 18-4-222, 18-4-302, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1918, Eff. 12/30/83; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 244, Eff. 3/15/85; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 242, Eff. 2/28/86; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1961, Eff. 10/30/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1770, Eff. 9/14/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 383, Eff. 2/25/94; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2814, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2241, Eff. 11/1/95; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1816, Eff. 10/7/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2009, Eff. 10/12/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1906, Eff. 10/7/05.
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