section .0400 – rejection of offers
09 NCAC 06B .0401 REJECTION of offers
(a) Bases for rejection of an offer shall include, late offers; the purchasing agency's determination that the offer is unsatisfactory as to quantity, quality, delivery, price or service offered; the offeror's failure to comply with the intent or conditions of the solicitation document; the lack of competitiveness due to collusion or due to the knowledge that reasonably available competition was not received; error(s) in specifications or indication that revision(s) would be to the State's advantage; cancellation of, or changes in, the intended project or other determination that the commodity or service is no longer needed; limitation or lack of available funds; circumstances that prevent determination of the lowest priced or highest qualified technically acceptable offer or the best value offer; or any determination that rejection would be in the best interest of the State.
(b) Unsigned offers shall be rejected by the purchasing agency.
(c) The purchasing agency shall reject late offers and shall not consider modification of offers or withdrawals of offers unless these would have been timely except for the action or inaction of the agency personnel serving the procurement process.
History Note: Authority G.S. 147-33.76(b1);
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.