5 million contract to the lowest responsible bidder
for the project, Mount Laurel-based Wu & Associates.
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.
Historically, public works projects in most states and municipalities have had to follow public procurement laws that require the architect to represent the client, while the construction contract is awarded separately to the lowest responsible bidder
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
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.
Competitive bids were received from several contractors, with the lowest responsible bidder
submitting a price of $987,700 for the entire treatment plant, plus an effluent pump station and a force main to the Mississippi River.
Unlike private projects where a set team of participants may be custom crafted to a project, the government must accept the lowest responsible bidder
or bidders (on multi-phase projects).