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Proposed Schedule Affected "Low"Bid Bids-solicitations; Schedule

Thursday, June 03, 2004 01:12 pm

Proposed Schedule Affected "Low"Bid Bids-solicitations; Schedule

A federal court has ruled that a project owner reserved the right to consider proposed completion times when determining the "lowest qualified bidder."

Milton-Freewater Orchard Homes, Inc. (Orchard Homes) solicited bids for construction of a 140-unit, lowincome family housing project in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Orchard Homes is a not-for-profit corporation. The project was financed by the federal Rural Housing Services. The bidding was therefore subject to the federal regulations found at 7 C.F.R. sec. 1924.

The bid solicitation said the contract would be awarded to the "lowest qualified bidder."The s [...]

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