MS 1953 [Repealed, 1957 c 943 s 72
160.17 ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS; COUNTIES AND TOWNS.
Subdivision 1. Plans and specifications filed.
No contract for the construction or
improvement of any road by a county or town in which the contract price exceeds the amount for
which sealed bids are required as provided in section
shall be let unless the plans and
specifications for the construction or improvement of the county or county state-aid highway are
on file in the office of the county auditor and a true copy of them available for reference in the
office of the county highway engineer, and the plans and specifications for the construction or
improvement of the town road are on file with the town clerk.
Subd. 2. Advertisement for bids.
No county or town road contract for construction or
improvement exceeding the amount for which sealed bids are required as provided in section
shall be let without first advertising for bids in a newspaper of general circulation
published in the county where the construction or improvement is proposed to be done. The
advertisement shall be published once a week for three successive weeks in the case of a county
contract and two successive weeks in the case of a town contract, the last publication to be made
at least ten days before the time fixed for receiving bids and letting the contract. It shall specify,
generally, the work to be done, the place where the plans and specifications are on file, and the
time and place of receiving bids and awarding the contract.
Subd. 2a. Best value alternative.
As an alternative to the procurement method referenced
in subdivision 2, counties or towns may issue a request for proposal and award the contract to
the vendor or contractor offering the best value as described in section
16C.28, subdivision 1
paragraph (a), clause (2), and paragraph (c).
Subd. 3. Final payment.
A county or town board shall not make final payment on any road
construction or improvement contract, the amount for which sealed bids are required under
, until the engineer or person in charge of the work has certified to the county
board or the town board, as the case may be, that the work has been done and performed according
to contract and the certificate has been filed in the office of the county auditor or town clerk.
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2004 c 209 s 2
History: 1959 c 500 art 1 s 17; 1969 c 613 s 1,2; 1984 c 562 s 6,7; 1985 c 169 s 1; 1987 c
227 s 1; 2004 c 209 s 1; 2007 c 148 art 3 s 14