Building Project Procedures Manual

Chapter 8: Appendix 8A: Public Works Contracts - Bid Requirements

ARCHIVE: Prior to Sept. 1, 2011

Construction Cost Bid And Advertising Requirements *
Less than $10,000
  • Public advertisement not required.
  • Competitive bidding not required.
Greater than $10,000 & less than $50,000
  • Public advertisement not required.
  • Competitive sealed bids should be obtained from at least a minimum of three contractors.
$50,000 - $250,000
  • Public advertisement required on State web page at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/ (go to construction.)
  • Ad should run at least once if also listed in newspapers and with builders exchange and dodge room; otherwise ad should run once per week for at least two weeks.**
  • Public bid opening required.
  • Bid opening should be no sooner than 15 calendar days after date of first advertisement.
Over $250,000
  • Public advertisement required on State web page at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/ (go to construction.) Ad should run at least once if also listed in newspaper and with builders exchange and dodge room; otherwise ad should run once per week for at least three weeks.**
  • Public bid opening required
  • Bid opening should be no sooner than 21 calendar days after date of first advertisement.

* This policy does not apply to emergency repairs.
** It is desirable to notify local area construction information services regarding project information and bid date.

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