01 NCAC 05B .0305          PUBLIC OPENING

(a)  Pursuant to G.S. 143-52(a) the Purchasing Agency shall publicly open and tabulate all Offers (except those that have been previously withdrawn, or Voided Bids) at the time, date, and place identified in the Solicitation. The Tabulation shall be made public at the time it is created. There shall be at least two Purchasing Agency employees present at the opening when a Sealed Offer is required.

(b)  When Negotiation after receipt of Offers is authorized pursuant to G.S. 143-49 and Rule .0503 of this Subchapter, only the names of offerors and the Goods and Services offered shall be tabulated at the time of opening. The cost and price Offer shall become available for public inspection at the time of the award.

(c)  Under the two-step process outlined in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, the Technical Offers shall be reviewed for compliance with Rule .0301 of this Subchapter. Only the cost and price Offers for Offers found to be in compliance with Rule .0301 of this Subchapter will then be publicly opened. At least two days prior notification will be given to Vendors of the time and place of 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;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2019.