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Alternate Item Later Reduced By Change Order Bids; Changes-deductive

Saturday, January 03, 2004 11:49 am

Alternate Item Later Reduced By Change Order Bids; Changes-deductive

A New York court has ruled that a public project owner could reject a low bid which failed to price an alternate item the owner included in the contract, even though the owner subsequently altered the item through a deductive change order.

The Grand Island Central School District issued an invitation for bids for improvements to a school building. The bid schedule included a list of alternate bid items. The IFB stated: "The contract will be awarded to that qualified bidder whose base bid, together with any alternates which the School District may wish to accept, totals the lowest [...]

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