24.10 Receipt and distribution of proposals

24.10.1 Receipt of sealed proposals

Public openings are not required and VITA recommends that they not be held. No questions regarding any proposal will be answered until after evaluation and negotiations are complete and an award decision has been made. The SPOC ensures all proposals are received on time and are complete. Proposals that are submitted late will not be considered. The SPOC reviews proposals for compliance with mandatory or must-have requirements or any mandatory terms and conditions. The SPOC maintains an evaluation sheet identifying each supplier’s status with respect to the RFP’s must-have or mandatory requirements (marked with an M).