In purchasing, a "waiver of competition" is when a user or department, is seeking to waive the normal tendering process for purchases exceeding a certain amount, specified by …management..
Normally a form should be completed, which is completed by the user, stating the proposed supplier, general description of goods/services, item description, quantity, unit price, total price, last purchase information for the same item (purchase price, supplier name, date). The main reason for sourcing from only one supplier is also stated, i.e., whether it was a sole agent/specialist contractor, where no reasonable alternative or substitute product or service exists; whether it was a time critical purchase of extreme urgency; whether cost of item is paid by customer or fully recoverable from customer; or any other reasons to be specified by the user..
Appropriate authority levels should be determined by management for the approval of the waiver form. ( Full Answer )