|(a) Upon receipt of a protest, the director may:
(1) dismiss the protest if:
(A) it is not timely; or
(B) does not meet the requirements of §20.535
of this title (relating to Filing Requirements); or
(2) solicit written responses to the protest from using
agencies or other affected vendors and attempt to settle and resolve
the protest by mutual agreement.
(b) If a protest concerning a solicitation is not resolved
by mutual agreement, the director shall issue a written determination
that resolves the protest.
(c) If a protest concerning a contractor grade is not
resolved by mutual agreement, the director shall make the final determination
in writing. The director's determination shall be the final administrative
action of the comptroller.