Subdivision 1. Lowest responsible bidder.
Except as provided in sections
no member of a council shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract made by the
council. Whenever the amount of a contract for the purchase of merchandise, materials or
equipment or for any kind of construction work undertaken by the city is estimated to exceed
the amount specified by section
471.345, subdivision 3
, the contract shall be let to the lowest
responsible bidder, after notice has been published once in the official newspaper at least ten days
in advance of the last day for the submission of bids. If the amount of the contract exceeds $1,000,
it shall be entered into only after compliance with section
Subd. 2. Best value alternative.
As an alternative to the procurement method described in
subdivision 1, a contract for construction, building, alteration, improvement, or repair work may
be awarded to the vendor or contractor offering the best value under a request for proposals as
described in section
16C.28, subdivision 1
, paragraph (a), clause (2), and paragraph (c).
History: 1949 c 119 s 38; 1951 c 378 s 11; 1951 c 379 s 5; 1953 c 735 s 5; 1957 c 429 s 1;
1965 c 175 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 2 s 1 subd 2; 1976 c 44 s 27; 1992 c 380 s 2; 2007 c 148 art 3 s 24