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Formal Procedures
Competitive Bidding
Competitive bidding is used to procure labor, materials, and supplies in excess of $20,000. Major features of competitive bidding include:
  • Specifications are used, including standard "boilerplate" and technical requirements
  • Contract award is based on lowest responsive and responsible bidder
  • No negotiation of contract terms is permitted
  • Contractor may be required to provide performance and/or payment bonds
  • General liability and workers’ compensation insurance may be required

Competitive Negotiation
Competitive negotiation is used for professional or unique services in excess of $20,000. Major features of competitive negotiation include:
  • Requests for proposals (RFPs) and/or requests for qualifications (RFQs) are used
  • Contract award is based on a variety of factors, including experience of firm and project team, references, and price
  • Negotiation of contract terms is permitted
  • General liability and workers’ compensation insurance may be required

For More Information
View upcoming and current bids for contracts in excess of $20,000. If you have any questions, please contact the town clerk at (540) 983-0607.

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