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(A) The Council shall receive offers only from bidders who have been pre-qualified, in accordance with the invitation to bid.
(B) If a third party conducts the reverse auction on behalf of the town, all pre-qualified bidders must receive training provided by the third party in order to participate in the reverse auction.
(C) Prior to receiving electronic offers, the Council must find that:
(1) The invitation for bid for the reverse auction indicates the procedure for transmitting the electronic offer; and
(2) The electronic system on which the offer is received has a security feature that protects the content of an electronic offer with the same degree of protection as the content of an offer that is not transmitted by electronic means.
(D) In accordance with the invitation to bid, offers submitted by pre-qualified bidders will only be received:
(1) Through the town’s secure website; or
(2) If a third party is conducting the reverse auction on behalf of the town, through the third party’s secure website.
(Res. 2007-24, passed 11-12-2007)