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(A) Right to protest. Any actual or prospective bidder, offeror or contractor who is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation or award of a contract may protest to the County Executive. Any protest must be submitted in writing within ten calendar days from the issuance of the solicitation, addendum, notice of award or other decision by the County Executive, County Board or awarding official.
(B) Stay of procurement during protest. In the event of a timely protest under division (A) of this section, the County Executive or the assigned County Board committee, after consulting with the State’s Attorney, shall determine whether it is in the best interests of the county to proceed with the solicitation or award of the contract.
(C) Entitlement to costs. When a protest is sustained and the protesting bidder or offeror should have been awarded the contract under the solicitation but is not, then the protesting bidder or offeror shall be entitled only to the reasonable costs incurred in connection with the solicitation, including bid preparation costs other than attorney’s fees.
(1980 Code, § 41.110) (Ord. 08-461, passed 11-20-2008)