Invalidating a competitive process

04-Nov-2017 00:54 by 7 Comments

Invalidating a competitive process

We may consider any matter including the possibility of settlement of any or all of the issues in the proceedings and may require the parties to furnish us information. We will notify the parties of a date on which we will hear arguments on the case.The parties shall file with us their written submissions and bundles of authorities in the Written Submissions & Bundle of Authorities Form at least 1 month before the date of hearing and shall at the same time exchange with one another their respective written submissions and bundles of authorities. After we issue a decision, costs will usually be awarded to the winning party.

Notice of the competitive bid shall be advertised in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Statutes, as may be amended from time to time.The parties may set aside 30, 60 or 90 days for mediation.This period may be extended upon further request and justification by parties.A successful bidder shall forfeit any deposit or surety required by the chief procurement officer upon failure on its part to enter a contract within 15 days after the award.For all competitive bids seeking commodities or services in excess of 0,000 the chief procurement officer or appropriate staff person shall include as a requirement of such advertised bids a performance bond in the total contract amount.Parties will be encouraged to engage each other to explore dispute resolution options. Click here to learn more about the mediation option for IPOS proceedings and the available funding under the Mediation Promotion Scheme.

Once parties let us know of their intention to mediate, we will generally suspend the IPOS proceedings for mediation to take its course.

The paying party can object to any of the itemised costs by marking the bill of costs with “Agree” or “Disagree” against each itemised cost.

This is done by filing with us the Marked Bill of Cost Form within 1 month after receipt of the bill of costs.

The chief procurement officer, in his or her discretion, may require such performance bonds for bids seeking commodities or services in an amount of 0,000 or less.

The City manager shall have the discretion to waive the performance bond requirement in the event of an undue hardship or emergency.

The City manager and City Commission may reject any bids, parts of all bids, or all bids for any one or more commodities or services included in the proposed contract when the public interest will be served thereby.