In conclusion, since the bidder pool may now have changed completely due to thenew approach, it is not feasible to rationally state that GBE is the “best” (singlesource) company for this platform development. Therefore, NYRA has notsufficiently demonstrated that no other company in the industry is capable of providing this service.
Review of NYRA Award to Global Betting Exchange of Advanced Wagering Services and Technology PlatformI. RFQ Process
. The NYRA Purchasing Policy and Procedures Manual (the“Purchasing Policy”) outlines the process for conducting a competitiveprocurement (RFQ) (Section III-F). The process includes, but is not limitedto: Development of specifications for services needed; Preparation of thesolicitation document; Advertisement of the procurement opportunity;Distribution of the RFQ to potential bidders; Review of bids forresponsiveness; Evaluation of bid responses; and Responsibility/integrityreview of apparent winning bidder.
II. Development of specifications and preparation of solicitationdocument
. According to the Purchasing Policy (Section III.F.a),specifications must ensure that bidders know exactly what is required. Thespecifications should be as clear, inclusive and informative as possible andestablish the minimum level of acceptable requirements. The level of detailrequired in the specifications depends on the complexity of the servicerequired. The solicitation should not be written so specifically as to target aparticular bidder, but may contain information obtained from an Request forInformation (RFI) or other means of gathering information prior to a bidsolicitation (i.e. Request for Comment, release of a draft RFQ). Thespecifications must define the Scope of Service and the minimumqualifications of the bidder, including years of experience and experienceperforming similar services; required license or certifications; and financialviability. According to the Purchasing Policy (Section III.F.b), the document shouldinform the potential bidders of the nature of the procurement, any statutoryrequirements, deadline for submission of bids, basis for award and method of award, among other factors.