lowest responsible bidder

lowest responsible bidder, lowest qualified bidder

The bidder who submits the lowest bona fide bid and is considered to be fully responsible and qualified to perform the work, 1 for which the bid is submitted. In the case of private construction contracts, the decision as to the bidder’s responsibility and qualification usually is made by the owner and the architect. In public contracts, a decision disqualifying a low bidder may have to be made on a reasonable basis rather than an arbitrary one.
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Lower Merion Library System reserves the right to investigate fully the qualifications of any firm submitting a proposal and to give appropriate weight to these qualifications in determining the lowest responsible bidder.
In upholding the contract award, the court relied upon well-established case law, noting that the requirement of awarding public work to the lowest responsible bidder involves considerations of skill, judgment and integrity.
The city instead awarded the contract to the most responsible bidder, as opposed to the lowest responsible bidder, based on criteria not advertised in the specifications.
Regis asserted that not awarding the contract to the lowest responsible bidder may have left the town susceptible to a lawsuit.
All contracts for erecting or repairing public buildings or bridges in any county, or for materials therefor; or for providing for the care and keeping of paupers, where there are no almshouses, shall be given to the lowest responsible bidder, under such regulations as may be provided by law.
You take the lowest responsible bidder," Whitty said.
Under the design-build statute, district officials have the choice of awarding the project to the ``best value'' bidder, which might not be the lowest responsible bidder.
by a group of contractors who believed that projects should be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.
Currently, Section 1211 of the Anaheim City Charter requires that public works contracts in excess of $5,000 must be let to the lowest responsible bidder.
Reiman Corporation, out of Cheyenne was granted the bid as the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $341,000.
Part of the problem, she said, is that projects funded by Proposition K require acceptance of the lowest responsible bidder, which she said often results in a Catch-22 of poor-quality contractors being awarded bids.
The public has every right to expect a fully open process that guarantees disclosure on every aspect of these projects, and that assures contracts are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.

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