§5A-6-6. Notice of request for proposals by state spending units exempted from submitting purchases to the state Purchasing Division.
(a) Any state spending unit that is not required to submit a request for proposal to the state Purchasing Division prior to purchasing goods or services shall notify the Chief Information Officer, in writing, of any proposed purchase of goods or services related to its information technology or telecommunication systems. The proposal shall contain a detailed description of the goods and services to be purchased. The state spending unit shall provide the proposal to the Chief Information Officer a minimum of 10 days prior to the time it requests bids on the provision of the goods or services.
(b) If the Chief Information Officer evaluates the suitability of the information technology and telecommunication equipment and related services under the provisions of §5A-6-4(a) of this code and determines that the goods or services to be purchased are not suitable, he or she shall, within 10 days of receiving the notice from the state spending unit, notify the state spending unit, in writing, of any recommendations he or she has regarding the proposed purchase of the goods or services. If the state spending unit receives a written notice from the Chief Information Officer within the time period required by this section, the state spending unit shall not put the goods or services out for bid less than 15 days following receipt of the notice from the Chief Information Officer.