PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTORS
54-1904E. Award of contract to second or next lowest bidder. If the public entity deems it is in its best interest, it may, on refusal or failure of the successful bidder to execute the contract, award it to the second lowest responsible bidder.
If the second lowest responsible bidder fails or refuses to execute the contract, the public entity may likewise award it to the next lowest responsible bidders.
On the failure or refusal of the second or next lowest responsible bidders to execute a contract, their bidder’s security shall be likewise forfeited. A public entity may determine it is in its best interests to cancel and rebid the public works project and retain any forfeited bid security.
[54-1904E, added 1991, ch. 282, sec. 2, p. 729; am. 1999, ch. 201, sec. 7, p. 535.]