Protests for State and County Personnel
|Informal Resolution of Protest
||Prior to receipt of offers, protestor should initially seek an informal resolution to the protestors complaint with the procurement officer named in the solicitation.
|Request for Debriefing
||For protests of award pursuant to HRS 103D-303 (Competitive Sealed Proposals) or 103D-304 (Professional Services) protestor may request a debriefing. Request for debriefing shall be filed in writing within 3 working days of posting of award. Protests shall be filed within 5 working days after completion of the debriefing.
|Deadline Submission for Protest
||Protests shall be submitted within 5 working days after the protestor knows or should have known of the facts giving rise to the protest providing that:
- Protests of solicitation content shall be submitted prior to the date set for receipt of offers for competitive sealed bidding or competitive sealed proposals.
- Protests of awards shall be submitted
- not later than 5 working days of posting of award or
- when a debriefing is held, within 5 working days of completion of debriefing.
|Stay of Procurement During a Protest
||When a protest has been filed pursuant to HAR §§3-126-3 or 3-126-4 no further action shall be taken until the protest is settled. Only the chief procurement officer as defined in HRS §103D-203 may make a written determination that award of a contract is necessary to protect the interests of the state. (Reference: HAR §3-126-5)
||All submissions of protests shall be in writing and submitted to the chief procurement officer or designee or as designated in the solicitation.
|Method of Submission
- be served personally or
- mailed by “registered” or “certified” mail return receipt requested.
|Contents of Protest
||At a minimum the protest shall contain:
- name and address of the protestor;
- appropriate identification of the procurement;
- a statement of the reasons for the protest; and
- supporting documents, evidence, or exhibits to substantiate claims.
- If supporting documents, evidence or exhibits are not available within the required filing time the expected availability shall be included.
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