(a) Except as otherwise specified by law this chapter applies to every expenditure of pubic funds including federal assistance monies and enterprise funds under any contract. This chapter also applies to the disposal of territorial goods.

(b) This chapter does not apply to either grants by the government or contracts between the government and its bodies, political subdivisions, or other governments.

(c) This chapter may not prevent any governmental body or political subdivisions from complying with the terms and conditions of any grant, gift, bequest, or cooperative agreement except that no such agreement shall be used to authorize sole-source procurement or violation of Part X of this Chapter.

(d) Where there is a discrepancy between the provisions of this Chapter and the laws of the territory, the laws shall have precedence over these rules. These rules shall have precedence over executive orders or other executive branch issuances until this Chapter is amended.

History: Rule 5-84, eff 11 Jul 84, (part).