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Article - State Finance and Procurement




§14–504.

    (a)    Any procurement by a unit of goods, supplies, services, maintenance, construction, construction–related services, architectural services, and engineering services shall be eligible for designation for the small business reserve.

    (b)    A solicitation for procurement that has been designated for a small business reserve shall be published in the same manner as required for an invitation for bids as set forth in § 13–103(c) of this article.

    (c)    The procurement officer of a unit shall award a procurement contract designated for a small business reserve to the small business that submits a responsive bid that:

        (1)    is the lowest bid price;

        (2)    if the invitation for bids so provides, is the lowest evaluated bid price; or

        (3)    is the bid or proposal most favorable to the State within the small business reserve.