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A. The Uniform Administrative Appeals Process outlined in AMC 2.30 shall apply to all protests of the procurement process and award of public contracts except that the timelines of this section shall govern when determining whether an appeal is filed timely.

B. Timelines for Submitting Protests.

1. Protests regarding the process or specification shall be received no later than ten (10) calendar days prior to bid closing.

2. Protests regarding the award of the contract shall be received within seven (7) calendar days from the notice of intent to award the public contract.

C. Failure to strictly comply with the applicable protest requirements, including but not limited to the required elements for the written protest required by the Model Rules and the Oregon Public Contracting Code, payment of the applicable appeal fee pursuant to AMC 2.30, and time for filing as specified in this section, shall constitute jurisdictional defects resulting in the summary dismissal of the appeal. (Ord. 3013, added, 05/18/2010)