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    State of Alabama Statutes

    State of Alabama Statutes
    Title 41. State Government.
    Chapter 16. Public Contracts.
    Article 3. Competitive Bidding on Contracts of Certain State and Local Agencies, etc.

    § 41-16-51. Contracts for which competitive bidding not required generally.

    (a) Competitive bids shall not be required for utility services, the rates for which are fixed by law, regulation, or ordinance, and the competitive bidding requirements of this article shall not apply to:

    (16) Subject to the limitations in this subdivision, purchases of goods made as a part of the purchasing cooperative sponsored by the National Association of Counties, or its successor organization. This subdivision shall not apply to goods for which a service or service contract, whether subject to competitive bidding under this article or not, is necessary to utilize the goods. Such purchases may only be made if all of the following occur:

    a. The goods being purchased are available as a result of a competitive bid process approved by the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts for each bid.

    b. The goods are either not at the time available to counties on the state purchasing program or are available at a price equal to or less than that on the state purchasing program.

    c. The purchase is made through a participating Alabama vendor holding an Alabama business license if such a vendor exists.

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    • Our cooperative environment
    • Requirements for Member participation
    • Preparing Contract Pricing Worksheets
    • Purchase orders and Order Confirmations
    • Quarterly Activity Reporting

    Join us for a Contractor Orientation Webinar

    The orientation will discuss:

    • Our cooperative environment
    • Requirements for Member participation
    • Preparing Contract Pricing Worksheets
    • Purchase orders and Order Confirmations
    • Quarterly Activity Reporting

    Join us for an HGACBuy End User Orientation

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    • Who is HGACBuy?
    • Discuss what HGACBuy Cooperative does
    • The advantages of using HGACBuy
    • Discuss the purchasing process
    • HGACBuy Website.