01 NCAC 05B .1501          CONFIDENTIALITY

(a)  Trade secrets which the offeror does not wish disclosed shall be identified as follows: Each page shall be identified in boldface at the top and bottom as "CONFIDENTIAL".  Cost information shall not be deemed confidential.

(b)  To promote maximum competition and to protect the public competitive procedure from being used to obtain information which would normally not be available otherwise, the agency which issued the solicitation document may maintain the confidentiality of certain types of information.  Such information includes trade secrets, as determined by North Carolina law, and like information as the SPO or the agency's executive officer or the officer's designee may determine to insure the integrity of the public purchasing process.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

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