Department of Procurement Protest Procedures

  1. Any vendor wishing to challenge a purchase award made by the Department of Procurement must make a written request to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) to review the transaction. The request for review must be made within three working days of the notification of award.
  2. The CPO will review the award and provide a written explanation of the decision to the vendor making the request. In the event that the CPO review discovers any significant deviation from the rules, the award may be changed at the discretion of the CPO.
  3. The vendor may appeal the decision, within three working days, to the CPO. The CPO will render a decision.
  4. If the vendor does not agree with the decision of the CPO, the vendor may appeal to the Vice President of Business Administration, whose decision will be final.