Sole Source Procurement

Sole source purchases are made if the goods, services, or construction needed has a unique feature, characteristic, or capability essential for the County department to accomplish its work and when there is only one source available from which a particular good, service, or construction may be obtained.

Sole source purchases are exempt from the normal competitive bid or proposal procedure of acquiring goods, services, or construction needed and requested by County departments. The County posts notices of all impending sole source awards of $25,000 or more on the Bulletin Board on the second floor (lobby) of the Kalana O Maui building at 200 South High Street, Wailuku, for seven calendar days prior to the award. Sole source awards are made through the Purchasing Division.