Departments, during their annual budget process, should determine the procurement actions necessary to sustain their operations through the fiscal year. Consideration should be given to consolidating or breaking out procurements to obtain a more economical purchase and to avoid purchase of unnecessary or duplicative items. Where appropriate, an analysis will be made of lease versus purchase alternatives and any other appropriate analysis to determine the most economical approach. The Gunnison Valley RTA considers various procurement sources to ensure economical purchases including, but not limited to GSA, State of Colorado, the Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies, and municipal cooperatives.