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Contract Negotiation

The Consultant Review Board (CRB) will select and notify for contract negotiations the highest ranked firm as determined by the combined score received from the evaluation of the written proposal, oral interview, and Best and Final Offer (BAFO). Only the finalist(s) will be invited to participate in negotiations with the intent of awarding a contract at a fair and reasonable price.

In the event that mutually agreeable terms, including cost/price, cannot be reached within the time specified by the District, the District reserves the right to terminate negotiations and conduct contract negotiations with the next highest ranked firm without undertaking a new RFP or RFQ (RFx) process.

The District shall be the sole judge in determining the fairness and reasonableness of the proposed cost/price.

At the beginning of the negotiation process, all documents required for issuance of the notice-to-proceed must be submitted by the finalist.

Upon the conclusion of consulting contract negotiations, the contract shall be prepared by the District’s project manager and reviewed by District stakeholders, including but not limited to Consultant Contract Services, Legal Counsel, Finance, and Risk Management. The final contract is then executed by District’s Board of Directors (Board), or Chief Executive Officer, or designee, as authorized by the Board.

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