§ 41.137  AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SETTLE BID PROTESTS AND CONTRACT CLAIMS, SUBJECT TO STATUTORY PROVISIONS.
   (A)   Authority.  The awarding entity is authorized to settle any procedural protest regarding the solicitation or award of a county contract prior to an appeal to the County Board or any committee thereof. The County Executive, after consulting with the State’s Attorney, is authorized to make recommendations on the settlement of any monetary claim to the assigned County Board committee for their consideration.
   (B)   Notice to the contractor of the County Executive’s or awarding entity’s decision.  If a protest or claim is not resolved by mutual agreement, the County Executive or awarding entity shall promptly issue a decision in writing, and it shall be immediately mailed or otherwise furnished to the contractor. The decision shall state the reasons for the decision reached, and shall inform the contractor of its appeal rights under division (C) of this section.
   (C)   Failure to render timely decision.  If a written decision is not rendered regarding any protest or claim within ten calendar days after written request for a final decision, or within a longer period as may be agreed upon between the parties, then the aggrieved party may proceed with an appeal to the County Board as if an adverse decision had been received.
(1980 Code, § 41.112)  (Ord. 08-461, passed 11-20-2008)