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Policy Directives

Policy Directives

  • Policy Directive No. 10-02 JUL-2010
    Universities and Colleges - a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures may be impractical, disadvantageous, & unreasonable when applied to scientific equipment required for research conducted by State of Idaho university and college research departments that enable specific scientific measurement, readings, tolerances or performance applicable to the research project.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-01 JAN-2011
    State Appellate Public Defender - a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures may be impractical, disadvantageous, & unreasonable when applied to legal and professional services as they relate to client representation (not already exempt as a small purchase) by those state entities within the Department of Self- Governing agencies.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-02 JAN 2016

    Idaho State Police (and other applicable state agencies) - a determination has been made that purchase of property under existing state contracts are disadvantageous when applied to property acquired for and used in undercover investigative work that remains anonymous.

  • Policy Directive No. 11-03 AUG-2011
    Exempts purchases of vaccines from CDC contracts from competitive bidding. Used by public health agencies only.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-04 AUG-2016
    Exempts legal advertising, public service announcements, and purchase of copyrighted materials primarily available from the publisher from competitive bidding.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-05 AUG-2011
    Establishes a policy and procedure for true emergency purchasing. Exempts true emergencies from competitive bidding.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-06 AUG-2011
    Exempts some educational discounts offered to qualifying educational institutions from the bidding process.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-07 AUG-2011
    Endowment Fund Investment Board - a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical, disadvantageous & unreasonable when applied to acquisition of services related to fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-09 AUG-2011
    Juvenile Corrections - a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical, disadvantageous or unreasonable when applied to some services used by Juvenile Corrections.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-10 AUG-2011
    Legal Services - a determination has been made to exempt from competitive acquisition procedures the acquisition of legal services (not already exempt as a small purchase under Idaho Purchasing Rule 44) by those state entities within the Department of Self-Governing agencies.
  • Policy Directive No. 11-11 NOV-2013
    Raises the no bid limit to $100,000 for state employee education, training, and related expenses. The new revision adds the cost of funding training or training related travel for other public employees receiving training.
  • Policy Directive No. 12-1 JAN-2012
    Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education (PTE)- a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical, disadvantageous, and unreasonable when applied to hiring and retaining instructors for the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program through the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education (PTE) .
  • Policy Directive No. 13-1 SEPT-2012
    Idaho Department of Correction- a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical, disadvantageous, and unreasonable when applied to payments pertaining to lodging and living expenses that are made by the Department of Correction on behalf of offenders that are transitioning into the community, and made in accordance with Department of Correction Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Policy Directive No. 13-2 APR-2013
    Idaho Department of Correction- a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical, disadvantageous, and unreasonable when applied to Offender Medical insurance purchased by the Idaho Department of Correction for the purpose of providing medical insurance coverage for offenders when travelling to and from job sites and for offenders engaged in community work projects or special projects such as firefighting.
  • Policy Directive No. 13-03 SEPT-2013
    Health and Welfare & Veteran Services- a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures may be impractical, disadvantageous, & unreasonable when applied to various divisions within these two agencies. This replaces Policy Directive 10-03.
  • Policy Directive No. 13-4 JUNE 2016
    Legal Services - a determination has been made to exempt from competitive acquisition procedures the acquisition of legal services (not already exempt as a small purchase under Idaho Purchasing Rule 44).
  • Policy Directive No. 13-5 OCT-2013
    Federal Surplus Program- a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are often impractical, disadvantegous or unreasonable when applied to the acquisition of inbound freight services for the Federal Surplus Property program (located witin the Department of Administration).
  • Policy Directive No. 15-01 AUG-2015
    Youth seasonal work and job training - a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures are impractical for limited duration (or seasonal) work and job training opportunities for the youth of Idaho (generally defined as individuals between the age of 16 and 25) established through a written agreement with a Youth or Conservation Corps (or similar entity).
  • Policy Directive No. 15-02 AUG-2015
    Exempts competitive solicitations for agency memberships in national and other associations and partnerships where the annual agency spend is no more than $50,000.
  • Policy Directive No. 15-03 AUG-2015
    Provides exemption from use of open contracts for purchases of services and commodities from Idaho Correctional Industries where purchases are no more than $10,000.
  • Policy Directive No. 15-04 AUG-2015
    Exempts competitive solicitations for acquisition of extradition services to return parole violators and dual commitment offenders back to the state of Idaho in certain circumstances.
  • Policy Directive No. 16-01 APR-2016
    Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR)-a determination has been made that competitive solicitation procedures may be impractical, disadvantageous and unreasonable when applied to identified services and equipment procured specifically to assist individuals with a diverse array of disabilities to prepare, obtain, advance in, and retain employment based on their unique skills and abilities.
  • Policy Directive No. 16-02 MAY-2016
    Annual Price Agreements for the services of qualified inspectors to perform Organic Inspections & Specialized Material Reviews for ISDA.
  • Policy Directive No. 16-03 JULY-2016
    Instuctional Services and related Facility Use for College/University (Institution) courses involving unique or specialized training not otherwise exempt; when geographic or other factors result in a limited pool of instructors and/or facilities.
  • Policy Directive No. 16-04 NOV-2016
    Investigative Case Support and/or Analysis for Idaho State Police (ISP) and other authorized agencies, in support of investigations.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

    Idaho Division of Purchasing
    650 West State Street, Room B-15
    Boise, ID 83702

    Map and Driving Directions

    Phone: (208) 327-7465
    Fax: (208) 327-7320

    Email: Division of Purchasing

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    (closed on all holidays)

    POSTAL ADDRESS:
    P. O. Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720-0075