A. It is the policy of LBJ Tropical Medical Center to conduct all purchases and procurement actions in a manner that provides maximum open free competition.

B. Unless otherwise specified by law, all LBJ contracts shall be executed by competitive sealed bidding, in accordance with Subsection 4.02 (d), except as provided in:

1. Subsection 4.02 (c) for small purchases;

2. Subsection 4.02 (e) for negotiation;

3. Subsection 4.02 (f) for emergency procurement; or,

4. Subsection 4.02 (g) for medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.