On Thursday, March 26, 2015, this year’s Form 471 Filing Window will close. Any applicant intending to file a Form 471 for 2015 should confirm that all Form 470 numbers referenced on that Form 471 meet at least one of the following conditions:
(1) The 2015 Form 470 was filed prior to February 27, 2015.
(2) The relevant services are covered by a prior year Form 470 that was successfully submitted.
(3) The applicant plans to purchase products or services included on a Form 470 filed by a state entity, or consortium, that followed the Form 470 guidelines.
Be sure to check the, “Allowable Contract Date” on any Form 470 you plan to use. A 2015 Form 470 MUST be posted online for a minimum of 28 days before you review the bids received, evaluate the responses, select a service provider and file your Form 471.