lowest qualified 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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Michael Porter's strategy research showed decades earlier that businesses' strategic success depended on a diversity of talent "that work together as a team" not on "crowdsourcing tasks to the lowest qualified bidder.
s asked the Highway Department to toss the contract with Razorclean and award it to the lowest qualified bidder, which was 0.
After financial evaluation, the USF Auction Committee scrutinizes these bids to determine lowest technically qualified bidder and after such determination the matter is again presented to the USF Board of Directors and contract is awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, after Board's approval.
We were the lowest qualified bidder for this project," said Valloor.
Like any high-performing team, firms therefore depend upon a diversity of talent that work together as a team for their success, not on crowdsourcing tasks to the lowest qualified bidder.
Districts are bound by law to go with the lowest qualified bidder on a project," Lovelady says.
Criteria for determining the lowest qualified bidder shall include but not be limited to: 1.

Full browser ?