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IC 5-22-8
     Chapter 8. Small Purchases

IC 5-22-8-1
Applicability of chapter
    
Sec. 1. (a) This chapter applies only to a purchase expected by the purchasing agent to be less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
    (b) Purchase requirements may not be artificially divided so as to constitute a small purchase under this chapter.
As added by P.L.49-1997, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.7-1998, SEC.1; P.L.195-2007, SEC.1.

IC 5-22-8-2
Purchases below $50,000
    
Sec. 2. (a) This section applies only if the purchasing agent expects the purchase to be less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
    (b) A purchasing agent may make a purchase under small purchase policies established by the purchasing agency or under rules adopted by the governmental body.
As added by P.L.49-1997, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.7-1998, SEC.2; P.L.195-2007, SEC.2.

IC 5-22-8-3
Purchases between $50,000 and $150,000
    
Sec. 3. (a) This section applies only if the purchasing agent expects the purchase to be:
        (1) at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000); and
        (2) not more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
    (b) A purchasing agent may purchase supplies under this section by inviting quotes from at least three (3) persons known to deal in the lines or classes of supplies to be purchased.
    (c) The purchasing agent shall mail an invitation to quote to the persons described in subsection (b) at least seven (7) days before the time fixed for receiving quotes.
    (d) If the purchasing agent receives a satisfactory quote, the purchasing agent shall award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive offeror for each line or class of supplies required.
    (e) The purchasing agent may reject all quotes.
    (f) If the purchasing agent does not receive a quote from a responsible and responsive offeror, the purchasing agent may purchase the supplies under IC 5-22-10-10.
As added by P.L.7-1998, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.195-2007, SEC.3.