Kean University is committed to a program of open and competitive bidding in the purchase of goods and services regardless of the source of funding. A sole source purchase request cannot be considered unless it clearly demonstrates that no other comparable products or services can meet the requesting department’s needs. Brand preference and time constraints may not be used as reasons for bypassing normal purchasing procedures. Competitive procurement procedures will be used unless the rationale presented clearly meets the University’s criteria for sole source procurement.
Kean University, "Sole Source Justification" (2020). Evidence Inventory. 58.