The formal protest process regarding our award of the Regional Behavioral Health Authority contract in Maricopa County is finally winding down. The oral part of the hearing in front of the Administrative Law Judge was completed a couple of weeks ago. The final legal filings are due next week and the responses to those filings are due October 29. At that point, the judge will have everything. After 10/29 the hearing will be completely in the hands of the judge and she’ll determine what her recommendation will be to the AZ Department of Administration.
We expect the recommendation to go to the ADOA sometime in November, but that remains at the discretion of the judge based on all the filings that are received. Once the recommendation from the judge is issued, the ADOA will examine the result (and the evidence) and make a determination about whether the procurement decision stands or not.