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§ 85.45r. Requirements of online bidding process--Limitations on application of act--Disclosure...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: November 1, 2020

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
Online Bidding Act
Effective: November 1, 2020
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.45r
§ 85.45r. Requirements of online bidding process--Limitations on application of act--Disclosure--Remedies
A. When a state agency determines that online bidding is more advantageous than other procurement methods provided by the laws of this state, the agency may use online bidding to obtain bids as authorized by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act1 or the Public Facilities Act2 for purchases or acquisitions as defined in Section 85.2 of this title.
B. The online bidding process shall provide:
1. A designated opening and closing date and time. At the opening date and time, state agencies shall begin accepting online bids. Online bids shall be accepted until the designated closing date and time, except as provided by paragraph 6 of this subsection;
2. The posting of all online bids electronically and updating of bids on a real-time basis by state agencies;
3. The authorization for state agencies to require bidders to register before the opening date and time and, as part of that registration, require bidders to agree to any terms, conditions or other requirements;
4. The authorization for state agencies to also require potential bidders to prequalify as bidders and to restrict solicitations to prequalified online bidders for bids submitted pursuant to the Public Facilities Act;
5. The retention of the authority of state agencies to determine the criteria that will be used as the basis for making awards; and
6. The authorization for the State Purchasing Director, under the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act or the State Facilities Director under the Public Facilities Act, in the event the state agency determines that a significant error or event occurred that affected the electronic receipt of any online bid by the agency, to determine it is in the best interest of the state to allow the agency to accept an electronic bid after the specified official closing date and time.
C. The provisions of the Oklahoma Online Bidding Act shall not apply to bid or proposal sealing or opening provisions found in any state law other than the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act or the Public Facilities Act.
D. All bids submitted through the online bidding process pursuant to the Oklahoma Online Bidding Act are subject to the same public disclosure laws that govern bids received pursuant to sealed bid procurement procedures pursuant to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act or the Public Facilities Act.
E. All remedies available to state agencies and suppliers through the sealed bid process pursuant to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act or the Public Facilities Act are also available to state agencies and online bidders in an online bidding process.

Credits

Laws 2003, c. 60, § 4, eff. July 1, 2003; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 766; Laws 2020, c. 98, § 26, eff. Nov. 1, 2020.

Footnotes

Title 74, § 85.1 et seq.
Title 61, § 201 et seq.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.45r, OK ST T. 74 § 85.45r
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through July 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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