Bid Protests related to Competitive Sealed Bidding Method of Source Selection
Does the winning bid conform in all material respects to the requirements contained in the invitation for bids? Where the low bidder failed, bidder’s failure to comply with the MBE schedule of participation, the MSBCA may decide the bid must be rejected.
Adequate Bidder Responsibility
We investigate whether the selected bidder has the capability to fully perform the contract requirements, and the integrity to ensure good faith performance. For example, if the winning bidder failed to disclose that it owed back taxes to the State, a procurement officer may determine that the bidder is not responsible and reject the bid.
Timeliness of the Bid
What happens if the bidder submits its bid after the deadline? If the tardiness is caused by the State agency, a late bid is ordinarily acceptable.