|(a) If a protest is based on a solicitation or contract
award, the protesting party may appeal a determination of a protest
to the Chief Administrative Law Judge. An appeal to the Chief Administrative
Law Judge must be in writing and received by the Chief Administrative
Law Judge's office not later than 10 calendar days after the date
the Chief Operating Officer or designee sent written notice of their
determination. The scope of the appeal is limited to review of the
Chief Operating Officer's or designee's determination. The protesting
party must mail or deliver to the other interested parties a copy
of the appeal, which must contain a certified statement that such
copies have been provided.
(b) The Chief Administrative Law Judge may refer the
matter to a designee for consideration or issuance of a written decision
that resolves the protest.
(c) A protest or appeal that is not filed timely or
that does not meet the requirements of SOAH's protest procedures will
not be considered unless good cause for delay is shown or it is determined,
in the sole discretion of the Chief Administrative Law Judge or designee,
that a protest or appeal raises issues significant to the agency's
procurement practices or procedures.
(d) A written decision issued by the Chief Administrative
Law Judge or designee is the final administrative action of the agency
regarding the protest and appeal.