Vendor Contact Restrictions During Pending Solicitation

The City of Chattanooga would like to survey other municipality restrictions around vendor communication, during the period in which a solicitation is pending (Bid/RFP/RFQ, etc). Please include any experience regarding your past ability to enforce the restriction, as well. Further, are your restrictions listed in a solicitation, your operating procedures, City/County Code, etc? In other words, what does your office communicate to vendors/the public, Department customers and/or other branches of government about permissible vendor communication, during a solicitation period? (In the interest of protecting the objectivity of a evaluation process from potential outside influence). Thank you in advance, and please let me know if you'd like a result summary. Bonnie Woodward,

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  1. Terry McKee

    Jun. 8, 2018

    We have a paragraph in our solicitations concerning "contact" and it clearly states that all contact is through Procurement. Further it notes that contact to anyone other than Procurement may result in disqualification.


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