Blanket Delegation of Authorities

Blanket Delegations of authority (BDAs) are issued by Purchasing to delegate authority to agencies and departments to directly purchase specific types and classes of items with limited or variable availability considerations. BDAs are specific to a department(s) except those identified as "all agencies".

BDA Index

  • BDA 1 - All agencies
    • Direct purchases less than $3,500
    • Print requirement prohibited
    • Service requirements prohibited
  • BDA 3 - Vermont Veterans’ Home
    • Food replenishment
  • BDA 6 - All agencies
    • Single source copyrighted items
  • BDA 8 - Department of Libraries
    • Legal continuations
    • Large print books
  • BDA 9 - Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, and Department of Health
    • Eyeglasses
    • Dental work
    • Prosthetic devices
  • BDA 11 - Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Vermont State Hospital, Department Of Corrections, Vermont Veterans’ Home
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
  • BDA 14 - Agency of Natural Resources
    • Aggregates
    • Site work
  • BDA 15 - Agency of Transportation, Military Department, Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    • Road aggregates
    • Winter sand
    • Rip rap stone
    • Bank run gravel 
  • BDA 22 - Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation
    • Firewood
  • BDA 28 - Vermont Life Magazine
    • Publications
  • BDA 36 - Commerce and Community Development
    • Gift shop items
  • BDA 51 - Woodside Juvenile Detention Center, Vermont State Hospital, Vermont Veterans’ Home,  Department of Corrections
    • Candy
    • Soda and soft drinks
    • Proper machines, and dispensers
  • BDA 58 - Office of Court Administrator
    • Law books
  • BDA 59 - Department of Health
    • Vaccines and toxoids
  • BDA 65 - Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living
    • Adaptive equipment
  • BDA 69 - Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Items from Sigma-Aldrich
  • BDA 82 - Department of Health
    • Adaptive equipment
  • BDA 84 - Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, Division of Blind and Visually Impaired, Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Computer hardware and software
  • BDA 87 - Vermont Life Magazine
    • High resolution digital scanning
    • Images manipulation
    • Prepress
  • BDA 89 - Department of Health
    • Condoms
    • Lubricants
    • Dental dams
    • Female condoms
  • BDA 91 - Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
    • Wildland Firefighting Tools
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • BDA 93 - Department of Health
    • Health surveillance for media and reagents
  • BDA 94 - Agency of Transportation
    • Rebuilt parts from major components of plow trucks and/or other heavy equipment
  • BDA 95 - Department of Public Safety, Agency of Transportation, Fleet Management Services, Liquor Control, Department of Health, Veterans’ Home, Office of Economic Opportunities, and Agency of Natural Resources
    • Parts and services for auto-body work on fleet vehicles
  • BDA 98 - Department of Health
    • Nutritional products
  • BDA 100 - Department of Public Safety, Agency of Transportation, Fleet Management Services, Liquor Control, Department of Health, Veterans’ Home, Office of Economic Opportunities, and Agency of Natural Resources
    • Vehicle repairs
  • BDA 102 - Agency of Natural Resources
    • Aldehyde analysis cartridges
  • BDA 104 - Agency of Natural Resources
    • Products for the maintenance of rest rooms
  • BDA 107 - Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Vermont State Hospital, Department Of Corrections, Vermont Veterans’ Home
    • Dairy products

Contact Information

Commissioner's Office

2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-5801
(802) 828-3314 

24/7 Statewide Security Phone Number
(802) 828-0777

24/7 Statewide Security Pager
(802) 240-0068