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NYS Comptroller


Contract Award Protest Procedures

The objective of the State procurement process is to facilitate each agency’s mission, while protecting the interests of the State and its taxpayers and promoting fairness in the contracting community. To this end, it is imperative that interested parties be provided an opportunity to raise concerns with respect to the legal and/or factual basis of a State agency’s contract award. The Comptroller has issued protest procedures to be followed by an interested party wishing to challenge a contract award.

There are no statutory provisions or regulations that establish an administrative procedure for bid protests. However, Comptroller DiNapoli believes that interested parties should be provided the opportunity to raise their concerns regarding contract awards by State agencies.

In July 2008, the Office of the State Comptroller issued contract award protest procedures to be used when an interested party challenges a contract awarded by a State agency.



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