Competitive Bidding Requirements in Cities

Informational Memo

Published: July 31, 2020

Competitive Bidding Requirements in Cities
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

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”: