Public, competitive scaled bids are required for construction projects, including renovation and repair, with a cost exceeding the statutory minimums required by law. The public, competitive sealed bid requirement is waived in the case of emergency repairs when the repairs are necessary to prevent the closing of a school. The AEA administrator will certify that the emergency repairs are necessary to prevent the closing of a school. The school district will comply with the competitive quote process for those projects subject to the competitive quote law. The school district will determine the process for obtaining quotes for projects below the competitive quote limit.
The award of construction contracts will be made to the lowest responsible bidder. When awarding contracts, the district will make a reasonable effort to purchase locally if the cost is within 10%. The board will have the right to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, and to enter into the contract or contracts deemed to be in the best interests of the school district.