Cone of Silence
To ensure proper and fair evaluation, FLVS observes a Cone of Silence applicable to all Competitive Solicitations. The Cone of Silence is designed to protect the integrity of the procurement process by shielding it from undue influences. The Cone of Silence will be imposed upon all Competitive Solicitations (including the RFP, ITN, and ITB) beginning with the advertisement for the same and ending with the approval for award.
Upon the issuance of a solicitation, all contact with FLVS must be made through the procurement representative named on the first page of the document. The Proposer must limit communication with the designated contact to the means specified in this document. Other employees and representatives of FLVS and the participating agencies are instructed not to answer questions regarding the solicitation or otherwise discuss the contents of the solicitation with the Proposer or its representatives. Any contacts made with other employees and representatives of FLVS will be reported and forwarded to Procurement. Proposer(s) shall not, under the penalty of law, offer any gratuities, favors or anything of monetary value to any officer or employee of FLVS in connection with any competitive procurement.