(1) The state reserves all rights available to it by law in administering these rules, including without limitation, the right in its sole discretion to:
(a) Reject any and all proposals at any time;
(b) Terminate evaluation of any and all proposals at any time;
(c) Suspend, discontinue and/or terminate comprehensive agreement negotiations with any proposer at any time prior to the actual authorized execution of such agreement by all parties;
(d) Negotiate with a proposer without being bound by any provision in its proposal;
(e) Request or obtain additional information about any proposals;
(f) Issue addenda to and/or cancel any RFQ or RFP;
(g) In accordance with the rule-making procedures of chapter 34.05
RCW, supplement or withdraw all or any part of these rules;
(h) Decline to return any and all fees required to be paid by proposers hereunder; and
(i) Request revisions to proposals.
(2) Absent express written provisions contained in any solicitation document, order or written policy issued by the department, the department is not liable for, or required to, reimburse the costs incurred by proposers, whether or not selected for negotiations, in developing proposals or in negotiating agreements. Any and all information the department makes available to proposers shall be as a convenience to the proposer and without representation or warranty of any kind.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.29.030. 07-04-095, § 468-600-810, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07.]