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December 3, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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How to Identify a Responsible Bidder

Thursday, December 3, 2020

All too often, a municipality or county awards work to a contractor only to find out later-after the project experiences delay, cost overruns or poor quality-that the contractor previously failed to satisfactorily perform for other local governments. How can municipalities and counties better inform themselves on whether a low bidder is truly responsible? The speakers at this workshop will give a brief overview of the public construction bidding law, particularly focusing on how communities can determine if a low bid is from a “responsible bidder.” The process for qualifying bidders under the bidder’s proof of responsibility provision in state law will be discussed. Also, the speakers will highlight a new online public project evaluation tool,, created by the Construction Business Group and sponsored by the League, which can help communities determine whether contractors are responsible bidders.