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If a person disputes a prequalification denial under Section 3.60.060, an appeal may be filed with the City Manager or designee not later than 10 calendar days after the decision. Notice of the prequalification denial shall be provided by certified mail to the address provided by the bidder on its application for prequalification, along with designation of the time period for dispute. A bidder may request the basis for the denial and any evidence relied upon by the City. The decision shall be final if no timely appeal is filed. An appeal shall be in writing specifying the particular grounds for appeal. All matters not set forth in the written request for reconsideration shall be deemed waived.

The City Manager or designee shall designate a time to receive evidence and further shall establish the procedures for the appeal. The City Manager or designee shall allow a disqualified bidder to rebut any evidence previously received by the City and to submit additional evidence of qualification.

The decision of the City Manager or designee shall be made prior to the receipt of bids to which the prequalification applies and shall be final.