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: Aseptic Microbial Sampling of Caries Lesion

Sole Source Supplier: TRAC Research Inc

Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: January 18, 2024

Buyer Name: Anthony Ferrara

Sole Source Justification:

TRAC Research is conducting extremely specialized research into the bacterial growth in dental caries. This research will inform how dentists care for caries, create fillings, and may help to reduce the failure rate of fillings and improve overall population health in the process. This research is not being done anywhere else.