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Chapter 10 - General IT Procurement Policies

10.26 Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) procedures for state agencies and institutions

10.26.8 When is a similar proposal a competing proposal?

In the event a potential proposer is unsure whether its planned proposal will be sufficiently similar to the proposal which was the subject of a notice to be deemed a competing proposal, such proposer may submit to VITA a written request for a preliminary determination of whether its project would be deemed a competing proposal in whole or in part. VITA will respond to such request with a preliminary determination as to whether or not the proposal would be a competing proposal or that it has received insufficient information to make a determination. In the event VITA elects to treat a proposal, or part of a proposal, received within the posting period as a noncompeting proposal, VITA will follow the forty-five (45) day posting period (or longer depending on the scope and complexity of the proposed project) to permit competing proposals to be submitted, including from the proposer whose proposal triggered the original notice.