|(a) An actual or prospective bidder, offeror, proposer, or
contractor who is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation, evaluation,
or award of a contract by the department may file a written protest. The protest
must be addressed to the department's chief financial officer and must be
received no later than 10 working days after the aggrieved person knows, or
should have known, of the occurrence of the action which is protested.
(b) The protest must be sworn and must contain the following:
(1) a specific identification of the statutory or regulatory
provision(s) or procedure(s) that the action complained of is alleged to have
(2) a specific description of each act alleged to have violated
the statutory or regulatory provision(s) or procedure(s) identified in the
(3) a precise statement of the relevant facts;
(4) an identification of the issue or issues to be resolved;
(5) argument and authorities in support of the protest; and
(6) a statement that copies of the protest have been mailed
or delivered to all other identifiable interested parties.
(c) Upon written request, the department will furnish to the
requestor a list of interested parties, as reflected in the records of the
department's Purchasing and Contracts Administration Division.