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Title 2 . Administration
Chapter 12 . Public Information
Section 180. Bid evaluation and award

2 AAC 12.180. Bid evaluation and award

(a) Award of a bid may not be based on discrimination due to the race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, or political affiliation of the bidder. A bid shall be evaluated to determine whether the bidder responds to the provisions, such as goals or financial incentives, established in the invitation to bid in order to eliminate and prevent discrimination in state contracting because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or disability.

(b) An evaluation of product acceptability shall be conducted to determine whether a bidder's offering is acceptable as set out in the invitation to bid. A bid that does not meet the acceptability requirements shall be rejected as nonresponsive.

(c) Bids may be evaluated to determine which bid offers the lowest cost to the state in accordance with the evaluation criteria set out in the invitation to bid. Evaluation factors need not be precise predictors of actual future costs, but to the extent possible the evaluation factors must

(1) be reasonable estimates based upon information the state has available concerning future use; and

(2) treat all bids equitably.

(d) Nothing in this section permits contract award to a bidder submitting a higher quality item than that designated in the invitation for bids if the bidder is not also the lowest bidder as determined under (c) of this section. This section does not permit negotiations with a bidder.

History: Eff. 1/1/88, Register 104; am 5/16/88, Register 106; am 6/29/95, Register 134

Authority: AS 36.30.040

AS 36.30.150

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