WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 A- 3 - 5
§5A-3-5. Purchasing section standard specifications --
Promulgation and adoption by director; applicable
to all purchases.
(a) The director shall promulgate and adopt standard
specifications based on scientific and technical data for
appropriate commodities and services, which shall establish the
quality to which commodities to be purchased and services to be
contracted for by the state must conform.
(b) Standard specifications shall apply to every future
purchase of or contract for the commodities or services described
in the specifications and shall include information relating to the
cost of maintenance and expected life of the commodity if the
director determines there are nationally accepted industry
standards for the commodity.
(c) No purchases by any spending unit may be exempt from
compliance with the standard specifications so established, but the
director may exempt the purchase of particular items from the
standard specifications if it is considered necessary and
(d) The director shall update the standard specifications, as
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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