Executive Order BJ 2010-16 Section 5.A(7) & (8) allows for noncompetitive purchases of publications and/or copyrighted materials when purchased directly from the publisher or copyright holder. These purchases may be made via LaCarte or direct charge per FASOP: PUR-01 - Non-Competitive Purchases, as long as documentation confirming that the vendor is the publisher or copyright holder is attached to the invoice or LaCarte entry submitted for payment. This documentation can be in the form of a copy of the page of the book that depicts the publisher or copyright holder, a print out of a web page that depicts the publisher or copyright holder, etc). The PUR 523 form is no longer needed.
NOTE: This DOES NOT include purchases from retail bookstores. These purchases exceeding $5,000 should be submitted in a requisition and released to purchasing to be solicited for competitive bidding.