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TITLE 43TRANSPORTATION
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER 9CONTRACT AND GRANT MANAGEMENT
SUBCHAPTER CCONTRACTING FOR ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, AND SURVEYING SERVICES
RULE §9.37Accelerated Process

(a) Applicability. The accelerated process described in this section may be used for contracts that are not subject to §§9.34, 9.35, or 9.36 of this subchapter (relating to Comprehensive Process, Federal Process, or Streamlined Process, respectively).

(b) Administrative qualification. Section 9.34(b) of this subchapter applies to contracts under this section.

(c) Selection process. Section 9.34(c) - (e) and (g) of this subchapter are applicable for this process.

(d) Selection.

  (1) Basis of final selection. The consultant selection team will select the best qualified provider, as indicated by the SOQ scores, which will include evaluation of the prime provider's past performance scores in the Consultant Certification Information System database reflecting less than satisfactory performance.

  (2) Tie scores. The PEPS Division Director will break a tie using the following method.

    (A) The first tie breaker is the scores for the selection criterion with the highest relative importance factor (RIF).

    (B) The remaining selection criteria will be compared in the order of decreasing RIF until the tie is broken.

    (C) If the providers have identical scores on all of the selection criteria, the provider will be chosen by random selection.

  (3) Notification. The department will:

    (A) provide written notification to a prime provider selected for contract negotiation and arrange a meeting to begin contract negotiations;

    (B) provide written notification to each prime provider that was not selected, notifying the provider of the non-selection; and

    (C) publish the selected provider on a web-based bulletin board.

  (4) Appeal. Section 9.34(j)(4) of this subchapter applies to this section.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.37 adopted to be effective October 17, 2013, 38 TexReg 7122; amended to be effective July 20, 2016, 41 TexReg 5248

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