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5.33.420 Pre-Offer Conferences.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 183445 and 185898, effective February 20, 2013.)

A.  Purpose. The City may hold pre-Offer conferences with prospective Offerors prior to Closing, to explain the Solicitation requirements, obtain information, or to conduct site inspections.

B.  Required Attendance. The City may require attendance at the pre-Offer conference as a condition for making an Offer.   A prospective Offeror who fails to attend a mandatory conference is not eligible to make an Offer.  If an Offer is made it will be rejected as nonresponsive.

C.  Scheduled Time. If the City holds a pre-Offer conference, it shall be held within a reasonable time after the Solicitation Document has been issued, but sufficiently before the Closing to allow Offerors to consider information provided at that conference.

D.  Statements Not Binding. Statements made by a City representative at the pre-Offer conference or elsewhere about the proposed Contract or Solicitation Document do not change the Solicitation Document unless Procurement Services confirms such statements with a Written Addendum to the Solicitation Document.

E.  City Announcement. The City must set forth notice of any pre-Offer conference in the Solicitation Document in accordance with Section 5.33.300.