(a)  When a Solicitation requires potential Vendors to attend a mandatory conference or mandatory site visit, the date, time, location, and other details of the conference or site visit shall be given in the Solicitation, and in the advertisement when required by Rule .0316 of this Section.

(b)  If only one Vendor attends the mandatory conference or mandatory site visit, the Purchasing Agency may conduct or postpone the conference or site visit. The Purchasing Agency shall review the Solicitation and factors set out in Rule .1401 of this Section to determine whether any Competition is available and why only one potential Vendor attended. The Purchasing Agency may schedule another conference or site visit if it determines that Competition is available, and it would be in the best interest of the State. If it is determined that there is no Competition available, then the Procurement may be subject to approval for a waiver of Competition pursuant to Rules .1401 and .1402 of this Subchapter.

(c)  The Purchasing Agency shall document details of the conference or site visit as part of the official Procurement records.

(d)  Any and all questions or Clarifications by a potential Vendor regarding a Solicitation shall be addressed to the Purchasing Agency named on the Solicitation. Any and all revisions to the Solicitation shall be made only by written addendum from the Purchasing Agency.


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

Eff. April 1, 1999;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2019.