5-18D-17. Professional services exceeding fifty thousand dollars. No agency of the state may award or renew a contract for professional services exceeding fifty thousand dollars without complying with the procedures set forth in this section to § 5-18D-22, inclusive. Any agency seeking such professional services shall issue a request for proposals. The agency shall publish any request for proposals issued pursuant to this section on the electronic procurement system maintained by the Bureau of Administration. The request for proposals shall include the procedures for the solicitation and award of the contract.