PSATS Educational Session – Bidding Basics & Beyond
As Townships strive for better pricing and greater bidder participation, fear of non-compliance and the general nature of public bidding might yield disappointing results. However, some simple Best Practice steps, when applied, can create conditions that attract more competent bidders which yield more competitive pricing. Following the analysis of over 9,500 bids, updated to reflect trends and issues encountered over the past year, this session will offer valuable tips and tricks that produces real results when bidding projects.
Upon attending this session, the audience will be able to:
- Identify the basic requirements of the public bidding process, especially as it relates to the Second Class Township Code;
- Learn how implementing a few basic Best Practices can lead to higher bidder participation and better pricing;
- Learn how applying reviewed Best Practices up front can lead to enhanced risk management and minimize change orders.