A qualified products list (QPL) is a type of specification which may be adopted as a standard by the Division of Purchase and Contract.  The essential characteristic of this procedure is the examination and prequalification of brands and models of products on the basis of samples and tests.  The prequalification limits offers to products included on the list (QPL).  Manufacturers may submit products for evaluation and inclusion on the list.  Sources for manufacturers are the Division's active bidder mailing lists, if available, and notifications of interest received in advance from other firms.  The Division may impose a deadline for submission of samples.  If a product is added to the list, it is then eligible to be offered in response to a solicitation document.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-49(2); 143-53;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; February 1, 1996.