The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement

Product and/or Service to be purchased: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Associated Curriculum Tools and Services.

Sole Source Supplier: Adobe, Inc.

Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: May 08, 2024

Buyer Name: Matt Cooney

Sole Source Justification:

The USHE (Utah System of Higher Education) schools and their faculty/staff currently license Software as a Service (SaaS) from Adobe for the Creative Cloud.  However, Adobe offers a specific product bundle of Creative Cloud on-premise installed and the SaaS product that is only available directly from Adobe. Resellers are not authorized by Adobe to offer their products under this model and at the same price. Adobe also provides a dedicated support specialist as part of the service. This comprehensive solution to web and desktop publishing is unique in the marketplace. Software can be purchased for separate functions, such as web publishing, design and layout, etc., but Adobe is the only provider offering a comprehensive bundle for these applications.

This sole source will be valid for 5 years.