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What are the university’s bid thresholds?
According to university policy, non-contracted procurements totaling over $10,000 are subject to a procurement process (request for quote (RFQ), invitation for bid (IFB), request for proposal (RFP). These solicitations are sent to three or more known suppliers. Solicitations totaling $50,000 or greater are listed on our website under Current Bids.
  • Purchases between $10,000 and $50,000: University policy requires non-contracted purchases over $10,000 and under $50,000 to receive bids from three or more known suppliers. These bids are usually processed through the RFQ process.
  • Purchases under $10,000: These purchases are generally handled by the end-using/requesting departments through several different methods, including a Purchasing Card or Purchase Order. Restricted goods or services, including compressed gasses, radioactive isotopes, DEA restricted purchases and specific unique research items, require specialized procurement procedures and protocols.
How do I get on the university’s bid list?
The university does not maintain a centralized bid list. However, if you would like to contact the appropriate buyer with your company’s information, you are certainly welcome to do so. You may review current and past bids here.
Review Current and Past Bids
How do I submit a bid?
We encourage small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses, as well as large corporations, to submit bids to the University of Utah. After you see a publicly advertised solicitation you would like to respond to, visit the Periscope S2G online bid system to submit your solicitation response.
Periscope S2G Online Bid System
How do I find out the results of a bid?
After the bid/RFP has been opened, suppliers should visit Periscope S2G to see the results. Or, you can contact the appropriate buyer who is responsible for the  solicitation by calling (801)581-7241 and giving the bid number and due date for thesolicitation.