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: Contracted services for quality assurance

Sole Source Supplier: VisionGift

Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: January 23, 2024

Buyer Name: Anthony Ferrara

Sole Source Justification:

The provision of quality assurance (QA) services is one of several components of a strategic collaboration/partnership our organization initiated in 2018 following a decision made by Department leadership to align based on M&A occurring in the eye bank profession.  While there are other domestic eye banks operating and employing QA staff, no eye banks offer QA services outside their own organization.  

The collaborative services agreement includes a scope beyond the provision of QA services.  Namely, tissue distribution and processing services.  Our organization provides transplant corneas and surgical processing services to VisionGift in order to assist their organization meeting demand.

This posting will expire in 5 years on 1/26/2029.