|(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.
(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
(B) provide written notification to each prime provider
that was not selected, notifying the provider of the non-selection;
(C) publish the selected provider on a web-based bulletin
(4) Appeal. Section 9.34(j)(4) of this subchapter applies
to this section.