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ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS:
Contractors will be required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations prior to bidding on any contract for public works projects.
Please complete the LUSD Vendor Profile Registration Form by clicking on the button with said name.
PROTEST PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
The intent of the procedures is to provide bidders with a process to formally object to a contract award. Before submitting a formal protest, bidders are encouraged to discuss any issues with the Buyer of Record. Contact information is provided on the Notice of Intent to Award.
Bidder Protest Procedures:
Any bidder who is deemed non-responsive or who is otherwise not awarded a contract, may protest the contract award intend to be awarded to another bidder, under the following conditions:
- A bidder may submit a protest if they believe that:
- The District erred in its conclusion that the bidder’s proposal was non-responsive or failed to follow Bid instructions.
- The District failed to follow laws, statutes, written policy, and/or procedures
- Bidder must submit the protest via email to the Buyer of Record within five (5) working days after the District issues the Notice of Intent to Award. Bid Protests received after the five (5) working days deadline will not be considered.
- The protest must reference the Bid number and project name.
- The Bid protest must detail the basis for the protest with reference, as applicable, to the local, state or federal statutes, codes and/or regulations, the specifications, and any other relevant documentation in support of the protest.
Throughout the review process, the District has no obligation to delay or otherwise postpone an award of a contract based on a bidder’s protest.
Protest Review Guidelines:
Protest review shall be completed in a reasonable time, and a determination shall be provided in writing to the bidder. A review may be granted if:
- The protest is timely submitted in writing;
- The bidder submitting the protest has responded to the contract in question;
- The protest alleges that the bidder submitted the lowest, responsive bid from a responsible bidder, and the bid was erroneously disqualified; and
- The protest itemizes in appropriate detail and with factual reasons, the grounds for protest.
Protest Review and Conclusion:
Unless local, state, or federal statutes or regulations otherwise provide, the review of protests will be conducted by the Chief Business Officers in coordination with District Legal Counsel.
For CUPCAA Bids: Written response will be provided by the Chief Business Officer or District Legal Counsel. There is no administrative appeal above the Chief Business Officer.
Once the Bid Protest decision has been made, the decision will be sent to the “Bid Protestor.” Thereafter the recommendation for the award of the contract will be scheduled on the public agenda to the Board of District Trustees. If desired, the protesting party may, at the time, provide both written and verbal communication to the board.
RFQ# 19DEC22PM HAS BEEN POSTPONED
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