The State Bureau of Procurement (SBOP) manages contracts for products and services commonly purchased across the state government enterprise. Statewide contracts offer several benefits to agencies and campuses:
- Lower pricing
- Standard terms and conditions
- Consistent warranties and customer service requirements
Most statewide contracts are mandatory. However, agencies may in limited instances request waivers from mandatory contracts to meet specialized needs.
Examples of statewide contracts include paper, furniture, flags, janitorial supplies, financial services, vehicles and related supplies, information technology services, personal computers and software, office supplies and machines, and hazardous waste management.
Statewide contracts meet some, but not all, of state government’s needs. Scores of agency contracts exist with specifications tailored to meet the exact and unique requirements of an agency’s mission or programs. Delegated agency procurement personnel manage internal solicitations that result in agency contracts; CAPS manages agency procurements on behalf of non-delegated agencies.
Examples of agency contracts include social and medical services, security services and equipment, clothing and uniforms, and specialized information technology solutions.