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§37-2-61  Solicitation. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 37-2-61

   § 37-2-61  Solicitation. –

(a) A solicitation shall be prepared which describes the state's and/or public

agency's requirements and sets forth the evaluation criteria. It shall be

distributed to interested persons.

   (b) For services reasonably estimated to exceed twenty

thousand dollars ($20,000), the committee may require an informational

conference be held which describes the criteria to be used in evaluating the

statement of qualification, performance data, and selection of firms. Criteria

shall include, but are not limited to:

   (1) Competence to perform the services as reflected by

technical training and education; general experience; experience in providing

the required services; and the qualifications and competence of persons who

would be assigned to perform the services;

   (2) Ability to perform the services as reflected by workload

and the availability of adequate personnel, equipment, and facilities to

perform the services expeditiously;

   (3) Past performance as reflected by the evaluation of

private persons and officials of other governmental entities that have retained

the services of the firm with respect to such factors as control of costs,

quality of work, and an ability to meet deadlines; and

   (4) The proposed approach to the project, where applicable.

   (c) The scope of work shall be discussed and further defined

at the bidder's conference, including on-site visits, if appropriate.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1989, ch. 526, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 367, § 1.)