Q May a local governing authority purchase from a Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract?

A There is no authority for a governing authority to purchase from a contract let by MDOT. That said, many of MDOTís contracts have language allowing other entities to purchase at the same price. These are sent to the Department of Finance and Administrationís Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management (OPTFM). OPTFM may adopt these as state contracts, and only then they may be utilized by governing authorities. You must check with OPTFM to see what contracts are available for your use.