Legal and Compliance
Contract Award Protest Procedure
March 05, 2021
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This procedure shall be used to administratively resolve protests relating to State University of New York (University) contract awards. It shall apply to competitively procured contracts -Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitations for Bids (IFB).
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Appeals officer - the University campus Vice President or designee or other official other than the Protest Officer, who is designated in the bid or proposal document to receive, review and determine contract award protest appeals.
Contract award - a written determination by University to the successful and unsuccessful offerers stating that University has accepted a bid or proposal.
Invitation for Bid – A competitive solicitation seeking bids for a specified commodity, pursuant to which award is made to the responsive and responsible bidder(s) submitting the lowest price.
Protest - a written challenge by protesting party to a competitively procured contract award, whether or not such award is subject to the approval of the OSC under section 112 of the State Finance Law.
Protest officer - the Director of Procurement of a University campus or an individual who is designated in the bid or proposal document to receive, review and determine a contract award protest.
Protesting party - an actual or prospective bidder or proposer or their representative whose direct economic interest would be affected by the contract award or by the failure to award a contract.
Request for Proposals – A competitive solicitation seeking proposals for a specified service or technology, pursuant to which an award is made to the responsive and responsible proposer(s) offering the best value.
University campus - a University State operated institution, including System Administration in Albany, New York.
Successful bidder - the bidder or proposer whose bid or proposal University intends to accept.
NYS Education Law §355 (Powers of Trustees)
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