The Directive says we must not split one purchase into several purchases to circumvent the competitive procurement thresholds. But I know this is happening sometimes in my area. What can I do?
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Splitting single purchases into several purchases for the purpose of circumventing the competitive procurement thresholds is prohibited under the Directive and the University’s Purchasing Policy. Doing so will put the University at the risk of non-compliance during an audit. We need to raise the awareness of this issue to all faculty and staff who are involved in procurement activities.