A. Definition. “Dispute” means any disagreement between contractors or potential contractors and LBJ regarding an LBJ official’s decisions on mistakes-in-bidding, source selection, contract interpretation, or termination for convenience or default.
B. Requirements. All such disputes shall be submitted in writing to the LBJ official making the decision. The LBJ official shall acknowledge receipt of the notice of dispute within 5 working days of receipt, and shall render a final decision within 30 working days after receipt of the notice of dispute.
C. Appeals of an LBJ officer’s final decision in a dispute may be made within 30 days of the date of the decision, provided such appeal is submitted in writing to the LBJ Chief Executive Officer. The CEO shall appoint a board of at least 3 persons knowledgeable of procurement to review the appeal and recommend appropriate action to the CEO. None of the board members shall have participated in the action under appeal. At least one of the board members shall be a qualified attorney. Hearing procedures and documentation shall be as set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, Section 4.1025 et seq., and the rules.
D. Limitation. A termination for default may only be converted to a termination for convenience as a result of a finding by the appeals board on behalf of the appellant.History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.