Bidders must provide all materials for the Part 2 Proposal by noon on the Part 2 Date and if the Part 2 Proposal is incomplete, the Procurement Administrator will issue a deficiency notice to the Bidder. A Bidder must respond to a deficiency notice issued by the Procurement Administrator by the deadline provided in the notice. The RFP Rules set out the timeframes for Bidders to provide additional information and complete the Part 2 Proposal.
A first deficiency notice from the Procurement Administrator regarding any item of the Part 2 Proposal (excluding Bids and excluding the IPA Letter of Credit) will have a deadline of 12 PM (noon) on the Part 2 Date or 6 PM on the business day following the business day during which a first deficiency notice is sent to the Bidder, whichever comes later. A first deficiency notice that includes deficiencies regarding the IPA Letter of Credit will have a deadline of 12 PM (noon) on the Part 2 Date, or of 6 PM on the second business day following the business day during which a first deficiency notice is sent to the Bidder, whichever comes later. Should there be further deficiencies regarding the information or documentation for the systems presented in the Proposal, in no event will the Bidder be allowed to submit additional information after 12 PM (noon) on the third business day prior to the Bid Date. A Bidder’s Bids can only be evaluated if the Part 2 Proposal (excluding Bids) is complete and fully complies with the requirements of Article V of the RFP Rules, including any requests for additional information from the Procurement Administrator, by 12 PM (noon) on the Bid Date.