On the Single Source/Sole Source Form, there is a scenario of “exceptionally advantageous circumstances”. I negotiated with my supplier and get an exceptionally good discount, can I select this?

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The scenario of “exceptionally advantageous circumstances” refers to the circumstances of taking advantage of the rare opportunities such as the supplier is in situation of bankruptcy or receivership. Getting a good discount as result of negotiation doesn’t fall into this category.

Negotiation is an effective way in seeking better value from suppliers but cannot justify single source or sole source.