A single item purchase >$3000 must be purchased with a Purchase Order Only
All Purchase Orders between $5,000 and $24,999 must have at least three written quotes attached along with an explanation of the business purpose. If the needed product and/or service is on State Convenience Contract, one of the quotes must be from that vendor. Convenience Statewide Contracts are contracts established by the SPD for use by all State entities. State entities may, but are not required to use this type of contract. However, SPD strongly encourages the use of convenience statewide contracts.
All Statewide contracts can be viewed online at the link - http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/SPD/Pages/StatewideContractIndex.aspx