New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 9 - STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM
Subchapter 10 - PROCUREMENT OF STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM CONTRACTS
Section 17:9-10.14 - Protest of an RFP requirement
Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023
(a) A vendor objecting to an RFP requirement should submit a written protest to the Director no later than 15 days prior to bid opening to permit the Director adequate time to review the merits of such protest and issue a decision prior to bid opening.
(b) Such protest shall include all arguments, materials or other documentation supporting the vendor's objection to the RFP requirement.
(c) A protest of an RFP requirement will not be considered after bid opening.
(d) In the event a protest results in an amendment to an RFP requirement, such amendment shall be published in accordance with 17:9-10.5. In such event, the Director may reschedule bid opening to ensure the receipt of responsive bid proposals.
(e) In the event a protest results in an amendment to an RFP requirement 15 or fewer days prior to the originally scheduled bid opening, any protest of an RFP requirement thereafter shall be limited to the RFP amendment.
(f) Appeal from the Director's decision shall be to the Commission. Such appeal must be filed with the Director within five days of receipt of the Director's decision. If necessary, the Director shall reschedule bid opening to permit time for the Commission's consideration of an appeal and issuance of a final agency decision.