The Act expands bidding procedures to be followed by the Department of Transportation in accepting or rejecting bids from contractors for construction contracts under O.C.G.A. 32-2-69. In situations where only one bid is received for a particular contract, the Act allows the department to accept the bid, using the Department's cost estimate as a basis for accepting or negotiating the bid. The Department may negotiate a fair price with the sole bidder if the bid price exceeds the department's estimate. The Act also permits the Department to readvertise, perform the work, offer the job to the next lowest bidder or abandon the project if a bidder defaults on the contract.
Georgia State University Law Review,
HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES Notice: Department of Transportation: Contracts: One Bid Received,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/11