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Competitive Bidding: Contracting With a Service Provider

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 6:35 AM

A common question received by OML concerns contracting with a service provider such as a trash hauler. Must this be bid if it is greater than the bidding statutes bid requirements?

A: Well, it depends.

Q: Depends on what?

A: Principally on whether it is the municipality or the public trust awarding the contract.

If it is the municipality that is contracting with the trash hauler

Public Competitive Bidding Act (61 O.S. 101 and following) does not apply since it on...

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