42 CFR 457.940 - Procurement standards.
(1) With the initial State plan; or
(2) For States with approved plans, with the first request to amend the approved plan.
(b) A State must provide for free and open competition, to the maximum extent practical, in the bidding of all procurement contracts for coverage or other services in accordance with the procurement requirements of 45 CFR part 75, as applicable.
(c) All contracts under this part must include provisions that define a sound and complete procurement contract, as required by 45 CFR part 75, as applicable.