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8.13. One of the permissible contacts occurs when a contract has been "tentatively awarded." Can you tell me what constitutes a "tentatively awarded contract?" (Last Updated: 2/8/2007)

While the concept of a tentative award is not defined in statute, based on a general reading of the State Finance Law, a tentative award refers to a determination by a Governmental Entity as to whom an award of a Procurement Contract should be made. The award is "tentative" until the Governmental Entity determines that the awardee has complied with the requirements of the State Finance Law and other applicable laws and the contract terms are fully worked out, concluded or agreed to through negotiation of the contract.


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