Protests and Judicial Review of Contract Award
(1)Purpose. An Offeror may protest the Award of a Contract, or the intent to Award of a Contract, whichever occurs first, if the conditions set forth in ORS 279B.410 (Protests of contract award)(1) are satisfied. An Offeror must file a Written protest with the Contracting Agency and exhaust all administrative remedies before seeking judicial review of the Contracting Agency’s Contract Award decision.
(2)Delivery. Unless otherwise specified in the Solicitation Document, an Offeror must deliver a Written protest to the Contracting Agency within seven (7) Days after the Award of a Contract, or issuance of the notice of intent to Award the Contract, whichever occurs first.
(3)Content of Protest. An Offeror’s Written protest shall specify the grounds for the protest to be considered by the Contracting Agency pursuant to ORS 279B.410 (Protests of contract award)(2).
(4)Contracting Agency Response. The Contracting Agency shall not consider an Offeror’s Contract Award protest submitted after the timeline established for submitting such protest under this rule, or such different time period as may be provided in the Solicitation Document. The Contracting Agency shall issue a Written disposition of the protest in a timely manner as set forth in ORS 279B.410 (Protests of contract award)(4). If the Contracting Agency upholds the protest, in whole or in part, the Contracting Agency may in its sole discretion either Award the Contract to the successful protestor or cancel the Procurement or solicitation.
(5)Judicial Review. Judicial review of the Contracting Agency’s decision relating to a Contract Award protest shall be in accordance with ORS 279B.415 (Judicial review of protests of contract award).
Rule 137-047-0740 — Protests and Judicial Review of Contract Award,