The following definitions apply to sections 4a-63-1 to 4a-63-5, inclusive, of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies:
(a) "Agency" includes any officer, department, board, council, commission, institution or other agency of the executive department of the state government.
(b) "Bid" means an offer, submitted in response to an invitation to bid, to furnish supplies or services to the State under certain prescribed conditions at a stated price.
(c) "Bidder" means any person, firm or corporation submitting bids on an invitation to bid, oral or written, issued by the Commissioner.
(d) "Bureau" means Bureau of Purchases, Department of Administrative Services.
(e) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Administrative Services, State of Connecticut.
(f) "Contract" means the agreement reached when the State accepts an offer of a bidder to furnish supplies or services at a stated price in response to an invitation to bid.
(g) "Contractor" means any person, firm or corporation to whom a contract is awarded against a bid submitted.
(h) "Disqualification" means the prohibition of any person, firm or corporation from bidding on State contracts in response to an invitation to bid.
(i) "Invitation to bid" means the document which states, for information of prospective suppliers, the terms and conditions under which a specified procurement will be made in a particular instance.
(j) "Probable Cause" means reasonable grounds for believing the charges for disqualification are well-founded.
(k) "Purchasing Agency" means a state agency acquiring or attempting to acquire goods and services.
(l) "State" means the State of Connecticut.
(m) "Suspension" means the prohibition of any person, firm or corporation from being considered for the awarding of any contract.