Subdivision 1. Before a district shall enter into a contract for the construction, alteration, extension, or improvement of works, or any part or section thereof, or a building for the use of the district, or for the purchase of materials, machinery, or apparatus, the district shall cause estimates of the cost to be made by a competent engineer or engineers, and if the estimated cost exceeds $10,000 no contract shall be entered into for a price, cost or consideration exceeding the estimate nor without advertising for sealed bids.
Subd. 2. Prior to advertisement, plans and specifications for the proposed construction work or materials shall be prepared and filed at the principal office or place of business of the district. The advertisement shall designate the nature of construction work proposed to be done or materials proposed to be purchased. The board shall supervise bid lettings by water user districts.
HIST: 1978 c 744 s 29