The 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual – Invitation for Professional Services (Form SE-210) Gets a Facelift
The OSE gave its form SE-210 – Invitation for Professional Services – a facelift in the 2015 update of the OSE Manual.
While the appearance of SE-210 is improved, there aren’t a whole lot of substantive changes. Mainly, they’ve added information to call out some legal requisites that have always been applicable, but just weren’t spelled out in the previous invitation form. For example, a professional firm was always required by state law to be properly licensed. The old SE-210 didn’t mention licensure, but the new invitation puts a reminder out there. Also, information on how to protest a solicitation was absent on the old form, but is now included on new SE-210.
Solicitation for professional services require interested firms to submit their qualification on Standard Federal Form 330. Under the 2011 OSE Manual, state agencies could substitute predecessor forms SF-254 and -255 in lieu of the Form 330. The updated 2015 OSE Manual does not allow any substitutions. So, if you’ve got any old -254 and -255 forms filed away for future use, you may want to put the old forms in the shred pile.
This post is part of a series by Elmore Goldsmith attorney Leslie Sullivan examining recent changes to the 2015 edition of the South Carolina Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements. The manual can be found in its entirety here. To view other posts in this series, click here.