(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181547, 183445 and 185898, effective February 20, 2013.)
A. Notice: The City shall issue a Notice of Intent to Award a public improvement Contract to all Offerors.
1. If the Solicitation was posted by Electronic means, the City may post the Intent to Award Electronically in the same manner as the Solicitation.
2. If the Solicitation was not posted by Electronic means, and unless otherwise provided in the Solicitation Document, the City shall post notice of the City’s intent to Award Contracts on the City’s website or by Written notice posted at the office of Procurement Services. For Contracts in excess of $500,000, a Written notice of intent to Award shall be mailed by regular mail to all Bidders or Proposers in addition to posting as provided above.
3. The Notice shall be posted at least seven (7) Days before the Award of a Contract, unless the Chief Procurement Officer determines that a compelling governmental interest, such as loss of funding, safety, public inconvenience or loss of taxpayer or ratepayer funds requires prompt execution of the Public Improvement Contract. If so, the Chief Procurement Officer shall specify in the Notice of the Intent the time period when the Contract will be Awarded and shall cause the Solicitation file to be documented with the specific reasons for the shorter notice period.
4. As provided in ORS 279C.375(2), the Notice requirements of this rule do not apply to contracts excepted or exempted from competitive bidding under ORS 279C.335(1)(c ) or (d).
B. The City's Award shall not be final until the later of the following three dates:
1. Seven (7) Days after the date of notice of intent to Award, unless the Solicitation Document provided a different period for protest of Contract Award or the Chief Procurement Officer determined that a shorter period of time was necessary pursuant to Subsection 5.34.650 A.2. For purposes of this paragraph, the Day on which the Notice is posted from which the seven Days or other time period shall begin to run shall not be included, but the last Day of the period shall be included;
2. The City provides a Written response to all timely-filed protests that denies the protest and affirms the Award; or
3. Upon the conclusion of any administrative appeal pursuant to Section 5.34.740 if the Chief Procurement Officer decides to permit an appeal.