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Purchasing (Policy)

LMC Revised Date

Office of Origin: Purchasing & Support Services
Responsibility: Manager, Purchasing & Support Services
Date Adopted: 10-26-93
Date Reviewed: 08-16-12
Last Date Approved: 08-16-12

Lake Michigan College (the College) is committed to maintaining financial and business practices that assure equal opportunity to all proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and/or companies that provide equipment, products, and / or services to the College.

The College is an Equal Opportunity institution, affording enrollment, employment, and services without distinction on the basis of age, color, height, weight, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, or sex.

College purchases of tangible property in excess of $100,000 that are not intended for resale will require competitive sealed bidding with advertisement through appropriate media outlet. These purchases furthermore will require Board of Trustee (the Board) approval in writing and in advance of the purchase commitment.

When it is determined that it is neither practicable nor advantageous to solicit bids because of the unique or unquantifiable nature of an item or service required, the Competitive Request for Proposal or Request for Qualifications method may be used.

Strategic capital and program expansion projects that have been approved as part of the College’s annual budget will not require subsequent Board approval. The Board will, however, be advised of the results of any such bids in excess of $100,000.


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