section .1000 – miscellaneous provisions
09 NCAC 06B .1001 CONFIDENTIALITY
(a) The offeror may designate information as a trade secret pursuant to G.S. 132-1.2 and may otherwise designate information as confidential as provided by law, citing the applicable statute on which the claim of confidentiality is made (e.g., offers and supporting documents meeting the criteria of North Carolina's Trade Secrets Protection Act requirements, etc.). Offerors shall identify each page containing confidential information in boldface at the top and bottom; e.g., "CONFIDENTIAL". Price(s) presented in response to a solicitation shall not be deemed confidential.
(b) To promote maximum competition and to protect the public competitive procedure from being used to obtain information that would normally not be available otherwise, the purchasing agency shall maintain the confidentiality of those portions of an offer properly designated as confidential.
History Note: Authority G.S. 132-1.2; 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.