Purchasing

Protest Procedures

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