36 Miss. Code. R. § 101-1.4 - Purchasing Thresholds and Required Approvals

Current through April 7, 2022

The Commission has delegated certain wireless procurements below defined cost thresholds to the purchasing entity and has also established a Wireless Communication Commission Procurement Review Committee ("Committee") to review purchases prior to or in lieu of full Commission review. The dollar thresholds and approval requirements for all wireless purchases, including those under and those outside the statewide wireless contracts, are set forth below.

Please note that cost ranges are lifecycle costs and should include both initial purchase costs and ongoing expenditures for a reasonable product lifecycle. Both equipment and service charges are included. Maintenance charges for existing equipment do not require WCC approval.

Also note that all approvals by the Committee or Commission are in addition to all requirements of public purchasing law and/or any required ITS approvals.

Radio: Cellular: Other Wireless Purchases:
To join the MSWIN system [voice and/or data]: Purchases from Master Cellular Agreement:
Work with the appropriate WCC Committee(s) to develop Wireless * No Committee or Commission approval or review required. * No Committee or Commission approval or review required up to $100,000 per project or fiscal year;
Communication Plan. * No dollar limit. * Between $100,001 and $250,000 per project or per fiscal year requires review and approval of Committee;
Radio Purchases (including use of ITS 2-Way Radio EPL and Mobile, Portable, and Dispatch Console Equipment List from MSWIN contract): Purchases OUTSIDE Master Cellular Agreement: * Greater than $250,000 per project or fiscal year requires preliminary review by Committee and approval of Commission.
* No Committee or Commission approval or review required up to $100,000 per project or fiscal year; * Must have ITS approval prior to presenting to WCC for ANY agency or IHL purchases outside the Master Agreement;
* Between $100,001 and $250,000 per project or per fiscal year requires review and approval of * Committee approval required for any purchase > $75,000 per fiscal year;
* Greater than $250,000 per project or fiscal year requires preliminary review by Committee and approval of Commission. * Committee review and Commission approval required for any purchase > $150,000 per fiscal year.

Purchases for subsequent radio purchases for projects which have previously been approved by the Committee or Commission may be reviewed for approval as follows:

1. Subsequent radio purchases up to $100,000 per project or fiscal year may be reviewed for approval by the Executive Officer.
2. Subsequent radio purchases greater than $100,000 per project or fiscal year may be reviewed for approval by the Committee.

Notes

36 Miss. Code. R. § 101-1.4
Mississippi Code Ann. 25-53-171(4)
Amended 7/23/2015

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