|(a) A vendor who submitted a written response to a
solicitation may file a protest with the director for actions taken
by the comptroller on the following:
(1) the solicitation documents or actions associated
with the publication of solicitation documents;
(2) the evaluation or method of evaluation for a solicitation;
(3) the award of a contract.
(b) Under Government Code, §2262.055, any vendor
who receives a grade lower than a C in the vendor performance tracking
system may file a protest with the director according the protest
procedures identified in this division regarding the lower grade assigned
to the vendor in the system.