Blanket Delegation of Authorities


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Blanket Delegations of Authority (BDAs) are issued by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting (OPC) delegating 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 Agency/Department(s) except those identified as "all Agencies".

BDA Index

BDA Agency/Department Description Limit
BDA-1 All Agencies/Departments

•  Direct purchases less than $3,500 &
     Emergency purchases
•  IT Purchases for hardware are permitted
•  Print requirement prohibited
•  Service requirements prohibited
 

Direct purchases less than $3,500
BDA-3 Vermont Veteran's Home •  Food Replenishment from U.S. Food Service
BDA-6 All Agencies/Departments

•  All copyrighted items including
      - Special films, video tapes & slides
      - Pamphlets, booklets, posters & maps
      - Educational & vocational textbooks, workbooks, training
         materials & teachers' aids only available from specific   
         publishers
•  Subscription services such as for newspapers, journals &
     magazines, including paper or electronic & web-based form
•  Does not include purchasing or licensing of Information
     Technology services

BDA-8 Department of Libraries •  Legal continuations
•  Large print books
•  Standing order publications
BDA-9 Department of Disabilities, Aging
  & Independent Living
Department of Health
•  Eyeglasses
•  Dental work
•  Orthotics
•  Prosthetic devices (artificial limbs)
BDA-11 Department of Corrections
Vermont State Hospital
Vermont Veterans’ Home

 
•  Fruits
•  Vegetables

BDA-14

 

 

 

 

BDA-15

Agency of Natural Resoures

 

 

 

 

Agency of Transportation
Military Department
Vermont Veterans Memorial
  Cementery
Department of Buildings
  & General Services

Agency of Natural Resources

Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Various Aggregates
  • Earthwork
  • Equipment Rental

 

     

    • Road aggregates
    • Rip rap stone
    • Winter sand
    • Bank run gravel
    • Sand
    • Gravel
    • Crushed stone
    • Hay bales
    • Rough cut lumber
    • Topsoil
    • Brick / block

     

    bDA-22 Department of Forests, Parks &    Recreation •  Firewood
    BDA-36 Agency of Commerce & Commercial Development •  Gift Shop items (specific locations only as listed in BDA)
    BDA-51 Department of Corrections
    Vermont State Hospital
    Vermont Veterans’ Home

     
    •  Candy
    •  Soda & Soft drinks
    •  Candy & Soda machines & dispensers
    BDA-59 Department of Health •  Vaccines & toxoids as listed within BDA-59
    BDA-65

    Department of Disabilities, Aging
      & Independent Living

    Department of Libraries

     

    •  Adaptive equipment as listed within BDA-65
    BDA-69 Department of Environmental
      Conservation
    •  Items from Sigma-Aldrich
    BDA-82 Department of Health •  Wheelchairs & Adaptive equipment for the division of
         Children with Special Health Needs.
    BDA-84 Department of Disabilities, Aging
      & Independent Living
    Division of the Blind & Visually
      Impaired
    Department of Libraries
    •  Computer hardware & software

    This BDA is to be used in those cases where the
    required product is not covered by an existing
    state contract or when it is deemed more effective
    to purchase from a local Vendor so that close support
    is available to the client after the purchase.

    See Computer Hardware & Software products

    bDA-89 Department of Health •  Condoms
    •  Lubricants
    •  Dental dams
    •  Female condoms
    BDA-91

    Department of Forest, Parks &
      Recreation

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    •  Wildland firefighting tools
    •  Personal protective equipment from
        Defense Logistics Agency
    Annual purchases under $100,000
    BDA-93 Department of Health •  Media & reagents - products used in a chemical
         reaction to detect & measures results.
    •   Use BDA only if products are not on a State Contract
    BDA-94 Agency of Transportation • Rebuilt parts from major components of
        plow trucks and/or other heavy equipment
    Purchases not to exceed $10,000 per incident
    bDA-95

    Agency of Natural Resources
    Agency of Transportation
    Department of Health
    Department of Liquor Control and Lottery
    Department of Public Safety
    Fleet Management Services
    Office of Economic Opportunities
    Vermont Veterans’ Home

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

    Department of Fish and Wildlife

    •  Parts & services for auto body work on
         fleet vehicles
    Purchases not to exceed $15,000 per incident
    BDA-98 Department of Health •  Nutritional products

    The nutritional products that are covered under
    this BDA are products that are not found on any
    Contract including the MMCAP Contract.

    BDa-100

    Agency of Natural Resources
    Agency of Transportation
    Department of Liquor Control and Lottery
    Department of Public Safety
    Fleet Management Services

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

    Department of Fish and Wildlife

     

    •  Vehicle repairs including oil changes
        & car washes

    This BDA is not to be used to purchase the following: auto parts not installed by a service provider, tires, repair & service of anything other than a motor vehicle, emergency vehicle light bars, purchase & installation of decals on vehicles & any item available on another existing Contract.

    Purchases not to exceed $7,500 for parts & labor per incident
    BDA-102 Department of Environmental Conservation •  Aldehyde analysis cartridges Annual purchases not to exceed $15,000
    BDA-104 Departments of Forest, Parks & Recreations •  Products for restroom maintenance

    See BDA for list of applicable products

    Annual purchases not to exceed $7,500
    BDA-107 Department of Corrections
    Vermont State Hospital
    Vermont Veterans’ Home

     
    •  Dairy products
           

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