§ 37-2-61. Solicitation.
(a) A solicitation shall be prepared which describes the state's and/or public agency's requirements and sets forth the evaluation criteria. It shall be distributed to interested persons.
(b) For services reasonably estimated to exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), the committee may require an informational conference be held which describes the criteria to be used in evaluating the statement of qualification, performance data, and selection of firms. Criteria shall include, but are not limited to:
(1) Competence to perform the services as reflected by technical training and education; general experience; experience in providing the required services; and the qualifications and competence of persons who would be assigned to perform the services;
(2) Ability to perform the services as reflected by workload and the availability of adequate personnel, equipment, and facilities to perform the services expeditiously;
(3) Past performance as reflected by the evaluation of private persons and officials of other governmental entities that have retained the services of the firm with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and an ability to meet deadlines; and
(4) The proposed approach to the project, where applicable.
(c) The scope of work shall be discussed and further defined at the bidder's conference, including on-site visits, if appropriate.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 526, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 367, § 1.)