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Bidder Preference Law

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January 22, 2020
1:00 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)
1 hour 30 minutes
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Gain an understanding of bidder preference laws necessary to navigate the evolving world of public works bidding.

Bidders are increasingly finding that being the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder is not enough to win the award of a public works contract. Nearly every state in the union and many local governments have enacted some form of bidder preference statutes that can result in a public contract award going to a bidder who did not have the lowest bid. Preference laws range from promoting sustainability, recycling, and social good to laws that favor local, minority, women, or disadvantaged businesses. Preferences run from providing a method of breaking a tie to allowing the preferred bidder to win an award of a public works contract with a price that’s up to fifteen percent higher than a nonpreferred bidder. This program will provide architects, engineers, planners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, local and state government administrators, lawmakers, attorneys, and others who have an interest in public bidding with the knowledge of bidder preference laws necessary to navigate the evolving world of public works bidding. This topic will also look at the constitutionality and legality of bidder preference laws, bid protests, public policy, and other considerations to ensure that bidder preference laws work for, not against you. This material is critical to anyone in any capacity involved with competitive public works bidding.

Learning Objectives

• You will be able to identify different types of bidder preference statutes.

• You will be able to recognize the legal issues relating to bidder preference statutes.

• You will be able to discuss when a bidder preference law has exceeded the constitutional and statutory authority.

• You will be able to explain the policies and effectiveness of bidder preference laws.

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