(a) Unless this code specifically provides to the contrary, all spending units, whenever possible, shall base purchases for commodities and services on a competitive process and utilize available statewide contracts.
(b) The secretary shall issue a notice to cease and desist to
any spending unit when the secretary has credible evidence that a
spending unit has failed, whenever possible, to purchase
commodities and services on a competitive basis or to use available
statewide contracts. Failure to abide by such notice may result in
penalties set forth in section seventeen, article three of this
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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