(1) If a vendor disputes any department decision under ARM 42.11.421 through 42.11.425, the vendor and the department will attempt to resolve the dispute informally.

(2) If an informal resolution is not successful, a vendor may contest the decision in accordance with the provisions for contested cases in the Montana Administrative Procedure Act.

History: Sec. 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, Sec. 16-1-103, 16-1-104, and 16-1-302, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1839, Eff. 9/28/90; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 348, Eff. 2/23/01.