Request for Proposal

Competitive requirement for typically service purchases, but sometimes commodities 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 weighted scoring of the commodity or service, a solicitation must be done by a delegated UAA procurement officer.

A request for proposal process, due to statutory and regulatory requirements, may take up to 45 days or longer to complete. The timeline requirements for a request for proposal 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 request for proposal process.