Invitation to Bid

Competitive requirement for typically commodities purchases, but sometimes services greater than $100,000 total dollar value. Full and open competition is required by Alaska Statute and University regulations. Because this procurement is based on specific rules including exact specifications and details of the commodity or service, a solicitation must be done by a delegated UAA procurement officer.

An invitation for bid process, due to statutory and regulatory requirements, may take up to 45 days or longer to complete. The timeline requirements for a Invitation for Bid is as follows: 

  • 21 Day Mandatory Solicitation Period 
  • 3 to 10 Day Evaluation Period According to Complexity (May take longer) 
  • 10 Day Mandatory Protest Period Before a Contract Can Be Awarded

Advanced procurement planning by the department is encouraged in order to accommodate purchasing through the a invitation for bid process.