Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-4145. Procedure for dealing with bid securities. (1) If bids are rejected, the city council shall thereupon return to the proper parties the bid securities corresponding to the bids so rejected.
     (2) The bid securities accompanying such accepted proposals or bids shall be held by the city clerk of said city until the contract for doing said work, as hereinafter provided, has been entered into either by said lowest bidder or by the owners of over 75% of the frontage, whereupon said bid security shall be returned to said bidder.
     (3) If said bidder fails, neglects, or refuses to enter into the contract to perform said work or improvements as hereinafter provided, then the bid securities accompanying his bid and the amount therein mentioned shall be declared to be forfeited to said city and shall be collected by it and paid into the general fund.

     History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 89, L. 1913; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 142, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 5232, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 173, L. 1931; re-en. Sec. 5232, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 138, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 220, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2209(part); amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 665, L. 1985.

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