09 NCAC 06B .0103          CONFIDENTIALITY of solicitation documents

(a)  In order to preserve fairness and encourage competitiveness, all information and documentation in whatever form, (e.g., electronic, written, and verbal forms) relative to the development of a solicitation for a proposed procurement shall be withheld from public inspection until award from that solicitation, unless the purchasing agency abandons or cancels the solicitation and indicates in its procurement records that it does not intend to rebid the solicitation or continue the procurement action.

(b)  The purchasing agency may release such portions of the material as it deems necessary in order to develop a solicitation under Rule .0201 of this Subchapter or to debrief certain vendors as provided in Rule .0405 of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 147-33.76(b1); 147-33.95(a);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.