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Commodity

Cost

  • $25,000 and above:
    • General goods and services: 3 bids or quotes;
    • Facilities: 3 bids or quotes, or single or sole source justification;
    • IT: 3 bids or quotes, or single or sole source justification;
    • Professional services or consulting: 3 bids or quotes, or waiver;
    • Research: 3 bids or quotes, or single or sole source justification;
    • Other contracts (other than commodity categories listed): 3 bids or quotes, or single or sole source justification.
  • $5,000 - $25,000:
    • General goods and services: 2 quotes;
    • Facilities: 2 quotes, or single or sole source justification;
    • IT: 2 quotes, or single or sole source justification;
    • Professional services or consulting: 2 quotes preferred with no formal bid requirement; selection based on situational criteria established by the department and due diligence performed by the department;
    • Research: 2 quotes preferred with no formal bid process; purchase decision made by Pi unless commodity available for purchase from university-designated strategic partner;
    • Other contracts (other than commodity categories listed): 2 quotes, or single or sole source justification.
  • $4,999 and below:
    • General goods and services: 1 quote;
    • Facilities: 1 quote;
    • IT: 1 quote;
    • Professional services or consulting: 1 quote;
    • Research: 2 quotes preferred with no formal bid process; purchase decision made by Pi unless commodity available for purchase from university-designated strategic partner;
    • Other contracts (other than commodity categories listed): 1 quote;

List of Commodities with PDS Contact

Select the commodity you wish to purchase from the list below and follow the instructions on the page you are taken to. If you have any questions or can't find what you're looking for, contact customer service at customercareteam-pds@case.edu.

List of Commodities with PDS Contact

For additional assistance, please contact customer service. We are here to help!