PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES:
Lobbyist: Vendors may not engage project managers in any discussion regarding the subject procurement unless the vendor is a registered lobbyist. Further information concerning what constitutes lobbying, who is considered a lobbyist, how and when to register, and what constitutes permissible lobbying.
Blackout Periods: Vendors may only contact the solicitation's assigned Contract Administration (CA) or Buyer during the “blackout period.” The communication blackout period shall commence when (1) the procurements solicitation documentation is issued and shall continue until staff makes public the recommendation for award; and (2) when a protest on the recommendation or procurement is filed with Metro and continue until the notice of determination is issued by Metro. During the blackout period, all inquiries related to the solicitation must be directed to the CA/Buyer. Contacting the project managers or any other staff member other than the CA/Buyer during the blackout period may lead to the vendor’s debarment.
Organizational Conflicts of Interest: In order to avoid an organizational conflict of interest, a vendor may not participate in competition for a Metro procurement if that vendor developed or assisted in developing any part of a specification, requirement, statement of work, invitation for bid and/or request for proposal on that same procurement.
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