01 NCAC 05B .0305          PUBLIC OPENING

(a)  Advertised procurements shall be publicly opened at the time, date, and place identified in the procurement document.  At the time of opening, the names of the companies, the manufacturer(s) and catalog number(s) of the item(s) they have offered and the prices, deliveries and payment terms they have submitted shall be tabulated and this tabulation shall become public record, except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(b)  Under a two step process, the cost/price offer(s) shall not become public record until the technical offer(s) has been evaluated (first step) and then only those offerors determined by the agency which issued the solicitation  document to have acceptable technical offers shall have their cost/price offers opened (second step).  The cost/price offers from offerors whose technical offers were deemed unacceptable shall remain unopened.  The remaining cost/price offers shall be publicly opened, and the offeror(s) with the acceptable technical offer(s) notified of the time and place for the opening.  At least two agency working days notice shall be given prior to the opening.  In addition, there shall be at least two agency employees present at the opening.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-49; 143-52; 143-53;

Eff. February 1, 1976:

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

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