Chapter 3.12


3.12.010    Contracts to lowest bidder.

3.12.020    Notice for bids.

3.12.030    Notice published.

3.12.040    Advance payment.

3.12.050    Rejection of bids.

3.12.060    Exceptions.

*    For statutory authority as to contracting for public improvements, see RCW 35.24.272 and 35.43.190.

3.12.010 Contracts to lowest bidder.

All public improvements which are to be made by contract shall be let to the lowest and best bidder. [Ord. 301 § 1, 1927.]

3.12.020 Notice for bids.

When and as directed by the city council, the city clerk shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation, in the city of Clarkston, a notice inviting sealed proposals for such work, fixing the time when such bids will be opened and containing such other directions and matters as the city council or the city engineer may from time to time direct. [Ord. 301 § 2, 1927.]

3.12.030 Notice published.

The notice shall be given by posting the same in the office of the city clerk at least 10 days prior to the time set for opening bids and shall be published in at least one issue of a weekly paper, published in the city of Clarkston, or for three times in a daily paper, published within the city of Clarkston, if there be such daily newspaper. [Ord. 301 § 3, 1927.]

3.12.040 Advance payment.

All bids shall be accompanied by certified check, payable to the order of the city treasurer for a sum not less than five percent of the amount of the bid, such amount to be forfeited to the city in case the contract is awarded to such bidder and such bidder fails to enter into such contract. [Ord. 301 § 4, 1927.]

3.12.050 Rejection of bids.

The city council shall have the power to reject any and all bids and shall have power to waive any irregularity in the form or manner in submitting any bid. [Ord. 301 § 5, 1927.]

3.12.060 Exceptions.

Nothing in this chapter herein contained shall prevent or prohibit the city of Clarkston in making any public improvements by day work under the supervision of the city council or by an officer designated and appointed therefor. [Ord. 301 § 6, 1927.]