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: Student Experience and Visioning Program Development Facilitation

Sole Source Supplier:

Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: January 18, 2024

Buyer Name:

Sole Source Justification:

Notice Number: 18151134
Date Posted: 1/8/2024
Comments Due: 1/15/2024
at 4:00 PM current Mountain Time.

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: Consulting services to facilitate student experience and visioning program development. Including film media and arts research and hospitality initiatives.
Sole Source Supplier: Aretee Consulting, LLC
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 1/15/2024
Buyer Name: Ammi Aldous
Sole Source Justification:


Francesca Birks and Aretee Consulting provide a unique insight on future  trends for student experience in higher education and the bridge to the innovation, creative and entrepreneurial ecosystem across the US. What makes this work so unique is the insight and expertise Francesca brings.  It is her involvement in other projects on campus as well as her depth of connections in the respective hospitality, film and media arts industries that make her the only one who can bring the insights and expertise through her work to the U. There are not other vendors who have the University of Utah and US innovation ecosystem partnership contacts to leverage.


This sole source will have a duration of from February to December 2024 and will cost over $50,000.

Submit comments regarding this notice of sole source procurement by filling out the form below prior to the "Comments Due Date" indicated above:


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