Process for Contracting Professional Services

5-18D-17 through 5-18D-21


First, check State Contracts for services needed.

On State Contract
NOT on State Contract
Obtain services from the State contract supplier.
Is the total contract amount $50,000 or less?
Yes
No
Contract for services on the open market. Use as much competition as possible.

Agency issues contract.

Agency posts contract on OpenSD per SDCL 1-27-46.
Is the professional service exempt from procurement requirements?
Yes
No
Document exemption that applies and maintain with contract file.

Agency issues contract.

Agency posts contract on OpenSD per SDCL 1-27-46.
Is this a "sole source" procurement?
Yes
No
Document sole source justification and maintain with the contract file.

Agency Issues Contract

Agency posts contract on OpenSD per SDCL 1-27-46
Is this an emergency requirement?
Yes
No
Document emergency justification and maintain with the contract file.

Agency Issues Contract

Agency posts contract on OpenSD per SDCL 1-27-46
Issue Request for Proposals through the State's electronic procurement system

Agency prepares Register of Proposals and awards contract to most qualfied proposer as stated in RFP.

Agency posts contract on OpenSD per SDCL 1-27-46