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February 19, 2017

Bidding and Project Procurement

If your answer isn’t ‘YES!’, then these upcoming training offerings are not for you.  But, if you are interested in finding out how to make more money in the years to come, read on. 

Most construction companies grow to a certain level, get used to doing business their way, stop growing, and then start making less and less money. Why? Contractors get comfortable doing things the same way, don’t want to try new ways of doing business, won’t change how they run their companies, don’t want to do the hard things to improve, and stop learning. 

Project procurement in the public sector for the state of Iowa is based on a design / bid / build process, in which the lowest responsible AND responsive bidder is awarded the contract.  Iowa’s competitive bidding laws for public projects have withstood a century of scrutiny and challenges and the Master Builders of Iowa has a long history of working with public owners and contractor-members in keeping the public procurement process free of political favoritism, corruption, cronyism and graft.  Establishing a strong competitive bidding law aids public owners and contractors in the award of contracts, but the biggest benefactor is the Iowa tax payer, who gets a project of high quality and value.

This portion of the website will focus on bidding and project procurement.  You can access the Iowa Code and those chapters that deal with competitive bidding for each respective public owner.  You will also find information on other laws the assist the public project procurement process. 

MBI is unmatched in its expertise on Iowa’s competitive bidding laws and MBI members and public owners are encouraged to draw upon the years of experience MBI has in the arena of project procurement.