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Section 17: Multi Stage Procurement


(1) Utah State University may conduct a request for proposal in stages, where an earlier stage is used to qualify offerors for subsequent stages or to narrow the number of offerors that will move on to subsequent stage.

(2) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this section, Utah State University shall conduct a multiple stage process in accordance with this part.

(3) After receipt by the Vice President for Business and Finance, Director of Purchasing and Contract Services or designee of a copy of an initial proposal, including any comment, suggestion, or modification to the initial proposal, the Vice President for Business and Finance, Director of Purchasing and Contract Services or designee shall initiate a standard procurement process in compliance with this chapter.

(A) The Vice President for Business and Finance, Director of Purchasing and Contract Services or designee shall:

(i) review each detailed proposal received;

(ii) organize a committee for review of the proposals; and

(iii) submit all detailed proposals that meet the guidelines to the committee for review.