Public purchasing embraces a fundamental obligation to the general public to ensure that procurements are accomplished in accordance with the intent of the laws enacted by the General Assembly. The Policy, Consulting and Review Buearu is responsible for interpreting the law into policy and procedures for non-technology goods and non-professional services, which are published in the Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM) and the Vendor's Manual.
Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)
The APSPM establishes the policies and procedures to be followed by State agencies and select institutions in conducting procurements and contract administration within their delegated limits. The APSPM is updated by issuance of Procurement Information Memoranda (PIM). PIMs are a result of procurement law changes as a result of the General Assembly each year and/or Executive Orders that impact procurement.
- The 2017 APSPM that includes PIM 34 is effective on July 1, 2017 and can be viewed in PDF or Word
- To view the PIM's, click here
The Vendor's Manual sets forth the purchasing rules and regulations from a vendor's perspective.