§5A-3-11b. Discussion and final offers.
(a) As provided in the bid solicitation, the director may
conduct discussions with, and obtain best and final offers from,
responsive and responsible bidders who submit proposals determined
to be reasonably susceptible of being selected for award for the
purpose of clarification to assure full understanding of, and
responsiveness to, the solicitation requirements. Bidders must be
accorded fair and equal treatment with respect to any opportunity
for discussion and revision of proposals, and revisions may be
permitted after submissions and prior to award for the purpose of
obtaining best and final offers. In conducting discussions, there
may be no disclosure of any information derived from proposals
submitted by competing bidders.
(b) The following contracts are exempt from this section:
(1) Government construction contracts, including, but not
limited to, those set forth in article twenty-two, chapter five of
this code; and
(2) The purchase of supplies and material.