Published: July 31, 2020
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Learn what types and price of contracts are subject to competitive bidding requirements, the methods of best value and joint contracting, and the exemptions, exceptions, and alternatives to competitive bidding.
Discussion covers creating specifications, use of performance and payment bonds, advertising your project, how to evaluate the lowest responsible bidder. Uses for a request for proposal (RFP) procedure.
Use these model documents with the discussion on “Competitive Bidding in Cities”:
- Ad for Sealed Construction Project Bid, LMC model form
- Ad for Sealed Equipment Bid, LMC model form
- Purchasing Agent Agreement, LMC model contract