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(a) As used in this section, “request for information” means a procedure for formally requesting information, data, comments, or reactions from prospective bidders or offerors in contemplation of a possible competitive sealed bidding procurement under § 19-11-229 or a competitive sealed proposal procurement under § 19-11-230.
(b) The State Procurement Director, a head of a procurement agency, or a designee of the director or of a head of a procurement agency, may issue or authorize another person to issue a request for information.
(c) A request for information under this section shall be published in the same manner and location as an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or a request for qualifications.
(d) A contract shall not be awarded directly from a request for information.
(e) Information provided in response to a request for information under this section is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, § 25-19-101 et seq., until:
(1) The bids for a competitive sealed bidding procurement are opened publicly;
(2) The notice of anticipation to award is given for a competitive sealed proposal procurement; or
(3) A decision is made not to pursue a procurement based on the request for information.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 19. Public Finance § 19-11-279. Requests for information - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-19-public-finance/ar-code-sect-19-11-279.html
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