Conn. Agencies Regs. § 4a-63-3 - Suspension

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Initiation. After consulting with the purchasing agency, if any, and the Attorney General, the Commissioner may suspend a person, firm or corporation from being considered for a contract award for supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services if the Commissioner, in writing, determines that there is probable cause for disqualification as set forth in subsection (a) of section 4a-63 of the Connecticut General Statutes. No such determination shall be made without first allowing such person, firm or corporation an opportunity to present evidence that no such probable cause exists.
(b) Suspension Notice. A written notice of suspension shall be sent to the suspended person, firm or corporation by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice shall state:
(1) The reasons for suspension, and any laws on which the suspension is based.
(2) The length of the suspension period, not to exceed three months.
(3) That the suspended person, firm or corporation will not be considered for such a contract award during the suspension period.
(c) Effect of Decision. A person, firm or corporation shall be suspended on the date of receipt of the written notice. The suspension period shall remain in effect during any appeals.
(d) Appeal of Suspension. Within fifteen days after the receipt date of a suspension notice, a suspended party may file a request for Commissioner review of the suspension decision. In connection with any such request, the Commissioner shall:
(1) Provide suspended parties an opportunity to show compliance with all lawful requirements for contract award status.
(2) Further explain the basis for suspension.
(3) Explain how a suspended party can improve performance and regain contract award status.
(4) Resolve any related matter raised by a suspended party which the Commissioner may wish to address.
(5) If justifiable, revoke or modify the suspension.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 4a-63-3
Effective November 7, 1991

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