FN 08 Directed or Sole Source Purchase Justification (formerly 05-02-17)


This policy establishes responsibilities and requirements for directed or sole source purchases. Directed or sole source purchases are an exception to the University of Pittsburgh Competitive Bidding Policy and are allowed under certain conditions for the purchases of goods or services from a directed or sole source without soliciting bids from multiple sources.


Category: Financial
Section: Purchases and Payments
Effective Date: September 5, 2017
Last Reviewed: September 5, 2017
Responsible Unit: Purchasing Services Department
Responsible Executive: Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Policy Contact: Purchasing Services Department 412-624-3578

Procedure(s) and Supporting Documents

Please refer to the policy and/or the policy contact for any accompanying procedures, supporting documents, and/or forms.