A proprietary specification is
|“||[a] specification that restricts the acceptable product(s) or service(s) to that of one or more manufacturer(s) or vendor(s).||”|
Although all sole source specifications are proprietary, all proprietary specifications are not sole source. Proprietary items may be available from several distributors through competitive bidding.
- ↑ Information Technology Resource Management Glossary, at 81.
- ↑ Id.