The USETPA obtained legal advice on the applicability of the procurement contract for SC State entities. The opinion may be found here.
Information on North Carolina Compliance may be foundhere
Contracts are issued twice a year and qualified vendors may be added during any one of those time periods. we are always looking for qualified vendors based on subscriber demand and recommendations
Posted discounts are the minimum discount offered under terms of the contracts. All contracts are issued on a not to exceed basis and additional volume discounts may be obtained while still taking advantage of the benefits of the USETPA convenience contract. Just ask your vendor for USETPA pricing or contact the USETPA for assistance with current specials and volume discounts.
In order to ensure that purchases can be validated as meeting competitive bidding purchasing requirements, a copy of the PO should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org unless the purchase was made through a vendor supported catalogue or through the USETPA online portal. Purchases made through the portal or vendor catalogs are automatically registered.
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