Scope of Procurement Policies—
This policy and the other policies in series CB, CC, and CD govern procurement by the District. To “procure” means to acquire a procurement item through a procurement. “Procurement” means acquisition of a “procurement item” through an expenditure of public funds, or an agreement to expend public funds. A “procurement item” includes an item of personal property, a technology, a service, or a construction project. The procurement process consists of all functions that pertain to the obtaining of a procurement item, including preparing and issuing a solicitation, conducting a standard procurement process, or conducting a procurement process that is an exception to a standard procurement process under Policy CBF.
Except as specified in the following paragraph or elsewhere in the procurement policies, the District’s procurement policies apply to apply to every procurement.
The District’s procurement policies and regulations do not apply to:
- The acquisition or disposition of real property or an interest in real property, including a lease of real property
- Employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements
- The District’s acquisition of a procurement item from another public entity
- Procurement according to the requirements of the source of the funds (for example, conditions of a gift or bequest)
- Grants (except for Policy CDD, which does apply)
- Hiring a mediator, arbitrator, or arbitration panel member to participate in the District’s dispute resolution efforts
- Expenditure of funds administered under the Percent-for-Art Program (except for Policy CDD, which does apply to such expenditures)
Intent to Comply with Other Laws and Regulations—
It is the District’s intent and purpose to comply with the Utah Procurement Code (Title 63G, Chapter 6a of the Utah Code) and with such regulations as are promulgated by the Utah Procurement Policy Board, which is the rulemaking authority for procurement by the District. To the extent that the District’s procurement policies conflict with either the Procurement Code or with applicable regulations, those code provisions or regulations shall govern.
If the procurement involves expenditure of federal or state assistance, federal contract funds, local matching funds, or federal financial participation funds, the District shall comply with mandatory applicable federal law or state law and regulations regardless of conflict with these Policies, state regulations, or the Utah Procurement Code.
In addition to the definitions above or in other procurement policies, the following definitions apply to the District’s procurement policies:
“Contract” means an agreement for a procurement.
“Contractor” means a person who is awarded a contract with the District.
“Days” means calendar days, unless expressly provided otherwise.
“Grant” means an expenditure of public funds or other assistance, or an agreement to expend public funds or other assistance, for a public purpose authorized by law, without acquiring a procurement item in exchange.
“Procurement Official” means the Board of Education or the person designated by the Board of Education as a District Procurement Official.
“Public entity” means the state or any other government entity within the state that expends public funds.
“Technology” means “information technology,” which is all computerized and auxiliary automated information handling, including all items set forth in Utah Code § 63A-16-102(8).