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      RS 39:1606     



§1606. Responsibility of bidders and proposers

            A. A reasonable inquiry to determine the responsibility of a bidder or proposer may be conducted. The unreasonable failure of a bidder or proposer promptly to supply information in connection with such an inquiry may be grounds for a determination of nonresponsibility with respect to such bidder or proposer.

            B. Whenever the chief procurement officer, commissioner, or head of a governmental body with such authority proposes to disqualify the lowest bidder on bids of five thousand dollars or more such individual shall:

            (1) Give written notice of the proposed disqualification to such bidder and include in the written notice all reasons for the proposed disqualification.

            (2) Give such bidder who is proposed to be disqualified, a reasonable opportunity to be heard at an informal hearing at which such bidder is afforded the opportunity to refute the reasons for the disqualification.

            C. Except as otherwise provided by law, information furnished by a proposer pursuant to this Section may not be disclosed outside of the user agency or the office of state procurement without prior written notice to the proposer.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 715, §1, eff. July 1, 1980; Acts 1983, No. 689, §1; Acts 1984, No. 100, §1, eff. July 1, 1985; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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