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Article - State Finance and Procurement


    (a)    (1)    A procurement officer shall reject a bid or proposal if the procurement officer determines that:

            (i)    the bid is nonresponsive or the proposal is unacceptable; or

            (ii)    the bidder or offeror is not responsible.

        (2)    The procurement officer shall include a determination under this subsection in the procurement file.

    (b)    If, with the approval of the Board, a unit determines that it is fiscally advantageous or otherwise in the best interests of the State, the unit may:

        (1)    cancel an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or other solicitation; or

        (2)    reject all bids or proposals.

    (c)    A procurement officer may determine that a person is not a responsible bidder or offeror for:

        (1)    unreasonable failure to supply information promptly in connection with a determination of responsibility under subsection (a) of this section; or

        (2)    any other reason indicating that the person does not have:

            (i)    the capability in all respects to perform fully the requirements for a procurement contract; or

            (ii)    the integrity and reliability that will ensure good faith performance.

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