01 NCAC 05B .0501          BASIS FOR REJECTION

In soliciting offers, any and all offers received may be rejected in whole or in part.  Basis for rejection shall include, but not be limited to, the offer being deemed unsatisfactory as to quantity, quality, delivery, price or service offered; the offer not complying with conditions of the procurement document or with the intent of the proposed contract; lack of competitiveness by reason of collusion or otherwise or knowledge that reasonably available competition was not received; error(s) in specifications or indication that revision(s) would be to the state's advantage; cancellation of or changes in the intended project or other determination that the proposed requirement is no longer needed; limitation or lack of available funds; circumstances which prevent determination of the lowest responsible or most advantageous offer; any determination that rejection would be to the best interest of the state.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996.