§15-8-5. Purchase of equipment and supplies; use of facilities of department of purchases.
The bureau shall be governed by all laws regulating the purchase of supplies and equipment as other state agencies, and may enter into contracts with other state agencies. The bureau may use the facilities of the state department of purchases and avail itself of the benefits of any general contract held by said department for the purchase of any equipment or supplies for state agencies.

All equipment purchased through the bureau shall be in the name of the bureau and the bureau is authorized to contract with counties, sheriffs or deputy sheriffs for the return of any supplies or equipment purchased from funds contributed to the fund by each such county, sheriff or deputy sheriff upon request.