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Master Services Agreement (MSA) Management Information Systems (MIS) Consulting Services Initiative

At the discretion of the KU Chief Procurement Officer, KU may enter into Commodity Price Agreements or Master Services Agreements in accordance with approved purchasing procedures (pdf). No mandatory use agreement shall be entered into pursuant to the terms contained in this section.


COMMODITY PRICE AGREEMENTS and MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENTS may be used for single purchases of goods and services that have a total delivered cost of not more than$50,000, or contracts with a contract term of one-year or less from which orders of less than $50,000 in total will be placed.


COMMODITY PRICE AGREEMENTS and MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENTS are typically used for limited time special projects or for a trial commodity or service and are not to be used as an alternative to the formal solicitation methods defined in the University Purchasing Procedures.


COMMODITY PRICE AGREEMENTS and MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENTS use is consistent with University procurement competitive solicitation thresholds in that prior authorization is required for purchases that exceed $50,000 or contracts that exceed one-year in length.  To request such prior authorization, the requesting department must complete and submit a Purchase Requisition through the KU eProcurement System, with a justification statement, for review and approval by KU Procurement Services.


Departments requesting new or renewal of COMMODITY PRICE AGREEMENTS and MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENTS are required to provide Procurement Services with a statement of work that indicates the need for the agreement along with a detailed scope, expected spend and projected timeline.



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