Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

Documentation of Price Competition and Sole Source Justification

In a vendor relationship, if the proposed subcontractor is providing services where the total amount of the subcontract exceeds $25,000, the principal investigator is responsible for obtaining evidence of price competition through a request for quotation (RFQ) or a sole source justification. The investigator should contact Procurement for assistance with obtaining proof of price competition or completing the sole source justification form. If competitive bidding is required, the principal investigator should allow three to four weeks for completion of this process.