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14838.5.  (a) Notwithstanding the advertising, bidding, and protest
provisions of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of this part
and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 10290) and Chapter 3
(commencing with Section 12100) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public
Contract Code, a state agency may award a contract for the
acquisition of goods, services, or information technology that has an
estimated value of greater than five thousand dollars ($5,000), but
less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), to a
certified small business, including a microbusiness, or to a disabled
veteran business enterprise, as long as the agency obtains price
quotations from two or more certified small businesses, including
microbusinesses, or from two or more disabled veterans business
enterprises.
   (b) In carrying out subdivision (a), a state agency shall consider
a responsive offer timely received from a responsible certified
small business, including a microbusiness, or from a disabled veteran
business enterprise.
   (c) If the estimated cost to the state is less than five thousand
dollars ($5,000) for the acquisition of goods, services, or
information technology, or a greater amount as administratively
established by the director, a state agency shall obtain at least two
price quotations from responsible suppliers whenever there is reason
to believe a response from a single source is not a fair and
reasonable price.

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