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A proprietary product is one that is manufactured and marketed by a person or persons having exclusive right to manufacture and sell the product. Marketing is generally controlled by franchises that may include competitive sales at wholesale or retail levels. When it is found that bids may be obtained from different franchises, a formal solicitation is issued for purchases over $50,000. Requests for all proprietary purchases require written justification from the requisitioning agency and prior approval by the Chief Procurement Officer.

General Procurement Information: 615-741-1035