Rejection of All Offers
(1)Rejection. A Contracting Agency may reject all Offers as set forth in ORS 279B.100 (Cancellation, rejection, delay of invitations for bids or requests for proposals). The Contracting Agency shall notify all Offerors of the rejection of all Offers, along with the reasons for rejection of all Offers.
(2)Criteria. The Contracting Agency may reject all Offers based upon the following criteria:
(a)The content of or an error in the Solicitation Document, or the Procurement process unnecessarily restricted competition for the Contract;
(b)The price, quality or performance presented by the Offerors are too costly or of insufficient quality to justify acceptance of any Offer;
(c)Misconduct, error, or ambiguous or misleading provisions in the Solicitation Document threaten the fairness and integrity of the competitive process;
(d)Causes other than legitimate market forces threaten the integrity of the competitive process. These causes may include, without limitation, those that tend to limit competition, such as restrictions on competition, collusion, corruption, unlawful anti-competitive conduct, and inadvertent or intentional errors in the Solicitation Document;
(e)The Contracting Agency cancels the Procurement or solicitation in accordance with OAR 137-047-0660 (Cancellation of Procurement or Solicitation); or
(f)Any other circumstance indicating that Awarding the Contract would not be in the public interest.
Rule 137-047-0650 — Rejection of All Offers,