09 NCAC 06B .0309          EVALUATION

(a)  In determining the award of contracts, the purchasing agency shall consider and evaluate responsive and responsible offers as provided by statute and applicable rules.

(b)  Only persons in the purchasing agency who are assigned to evaluate the offers and accompanying information, or who are otherwise assigned to participate in the procurement process, or others whose participation may be determined necessary on the basis of subject matter expertise by the purchasing agency or State CIO in the procurement process shall possess offers, including any information submitted with the offers or any information related to evaluation of offers, for the purpose of concluding the award process.

(c)  Clarification of offers or negotiation(s) with offerors, if desired, shall be requested by the purchasing agency in writing. An offeror's further participation in the evaluation process is not permitted except as approved by the State CIO for the purpose of concluding the evaluation or the award process. 

(d)  After award of the contract or when the need for the good or service is canceled, the complete procurement file (see Rule .1402 of this Subchapter) shall be available for public inspection except as set forth in Rule .1001 of this Subchapter and except as provided by law; provided however, that when a solicitation document is canceled and the purchasing agency intends to reissue the solicitation, information that is confidential under Rule .0103 of this Subchapter and offers received prior to cancellation shall be withheld from public inspection until the re-issued solicitation results in a contract or termination of the procurement.


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.