01 NCAC 05B .0309          EVALUATION

(a)  In determining the award of Contract, Responsive Offers shall be considered and evaluated as provided by statute and applicable rules. The evaluation criteria to be used in determining the award of Contract shall be identified in the Solicitation document.

(b)  Possession of Offers, including any accompanying information submitted with the Offers, shall be limited to persons in the Purchasing Agency who are responsible for handling the Offers and accompanying information, and to others determined necessary by the Purchasing Agency for the purpose of evaluation and award of Contracts. No Vendor shall participate in the evaluation process nor submit any additional information or materials during the period of evaluation, unless requested by the Purchasing Agency.

(c)  Evaluation of Offers shall be conducted by the Purchasing Agency. Following evaluation of the Offers by the Purchasing Agency, a recommendation shall be submitted to the Division to review for compliance with Rule .0301 of this Subchapter. Evaluation scoring sheets, and other materials utilized to determine the ranking or assessment of the Responsive Offers shall be retained in the Agency Procurement file.

(d)  If a Vendor has not met the evaluation criteria provided in the Solicitation document, a written determination of such status shall be made, including the reason(s) therefore with any supporting documentation in the Procurement file.

(e)  The failure of a Vendor to provide requested information to the Purchasing Agency in connection to a Clarification or mandatory addendum shall be sufficient justification for a determination of not having met the criteria.


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.