Glossary

A B C E F I O P Q R S T
Boilerplate

Standard clauses used in a bid or contract document. The University Standard Agreement and Fee For Service Agreement are examples of boilerplates.

Brand Name or Equal

A form of specification whereby the commodity or product is described by a unique identifier specific to a particular seller or manufacturer.

Business Justification

A reason or defense for proceeding with a purchase in a non-competitive environment, such as a sole source.

Buyer

University staff knowledgeable in the procurement of goods and services.