Article - State Finance and Procurement
(a) In this section, “small procurement” means a procurement for which:
(1) a unit spends $50,000 or less;
(2) a contractor provides services subject to § 11–202(3) of this article for expected annual revenues of $50,000 or less;
(3) the Department of General Services or the Department of Transportation is seeking to award a procurement contract for a construction with a value that is $100,000 or less; or
(4) for purposes of administering Title 29, Subtitle 1 of the State Personnel and Pensions Article, the State Retirement Agency spends $50,000 or less during a fiscal year for:
(i) expenses related to independent medical evaluations by a physician; and
(ii) any expenses related to testimony by the physician at administrative hearings on behalf of the Agency.
(b) A unit may make small procurements in accordance with the regulations of primary procurement units.
(c) A primary procurement unit may not create a small procurement by artificial division of a procurement.
(d) Any regulation of a primary procurement unit to govern small procurements:
(1) shall provide for a simplified administrative procedure;
(2) shall be consistent with the basic intent of this Division II; and
(3) may not be disadvantageous economically to the State.
(e) At least every 3 years, the Board shall:
(1) review the prevailing costs of labor and materials; and
(2) if warranted by changes in cost, recommend to the General Assembly appropriate adjustments in the ceiling for a small procurement.