New, easier-to-use Sole Source Justification Form now available

Jan 30, 2024 | News

Procurement Services recently launched a new, enhanced version of the Sole Source Justification (SSJ) form. The updated form is easier and more convenient for the U-M purchasing community to use. The new form:

  • Has fewer pages and questions
  • Uses Adobe’s form features with easy-to-fill text fields
  • Streamlines acknowledgement and approval signatures with typable entry

Please review this article on  Completing the Sole Source Justification Form for tips and detailed instructions. It includes guidance on how to establish the need for a sole source purchase or agreement, which allows Procurement Services to expedite your request.

If you’re wondering what to do if you have a sole source request in process with the old version of the SSJ or how the formal bid limit increase will affect your use of the SSJ, check out this FAQ for answers to these and other common questions.

Please use the Procurement Optimization Feedback form if you have other questions that aren’t covered in the FAQ.

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