This Request for Response (RFR) is issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (COMMISSION). The purpose of this RFR is to solicit bid proposals for investigative services and analysis of corporate entities, including their structure and finances, as it pertains to licensees’ 1) compliance with qualifications for licensure; 2) requests for change in ownership or control in accordance with the Commission’s laws and policies, including the requirement under M.G.L. c. 94G, § 16 that “[n]o licensee shall be granted more than 3 marijuana…licenses”; and 3) compliance with and conduct of audits under M.G.L. c. 94G, §18. The intent of this RFR is to award a contract to that responsible bidder whose bid proposal conforms to this RFR and is most advantageous to the Commonwealth, based on the consideration of price and other factors.
The Commonwealth’s Standard Contract and Terms and Conditions applies to all contracts or agreements for goods and services with the COMMISSION. These forms are among the required forms that are a necessary component of any agreement with the Commission and as such, are nonnegotiable. The terms and conditions set forth in this RFR and should be read in conjunction with the Commonwealth’s Standard Contract and Terms and Conditions unless the RFR specifically indicates