Surprised that at least a few of them recused themselves.Just explained conflict of interest and asked that anyone who has a conflict of interest to recuse themselves...let's see how that plays out.
To clarify: The only individuals who have seen the proposals are the evaluation committee, the contract manager from State Purchasing, and the four board members who didn't recuse themselves. The members who had conflicts of interest were not given copies of the proposals.Just because they recuse themselves from the voting, does not mean they weren't involved in pre-meeting discussion or proposal reviews, correct?
I do not know if the proposals have the names on them or are just labeled proposal A and proposal B. The board was given the names of the two bidders and had to recuse themselves prior to seeing any proposal if there was a conflict based on Utah State rules. They said that for right now the proposals will be referred to as proposal A and proposal BSo is the board also blind to who has submitted the bid?
They are reviewing the actual proposals submitted to State Purchasing, so they do know which proposal came from each group.Meaning, do they not know the which bid is which, but are evaluating the bids as only bid A and bid B?