House Bill No. 316
Introduced By krenzler, mills
A Bill for an Act entitled: An Act increasing to $50,000 the threshold at which bidding is required for the construction, repair, or maintenance, by a county, of a building, road, or bridge; and amending section 7-5-2301, MCA.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Section 7-5-2301, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-5-2301. Competitive, advertised bidding required for certain large purchases or construction contracts. (1)
Except as provided in 7-5-2304, a contract for the purchase of any vehicle, road machinery or other machinery, apparatus,
appliances, equipment, or materials or supplies in excess of $20,000 or for the construction, repair, or maintenance of any
building, road, or bridge in excess of
$25,000 or for the repair or maintenance of any building, road, or bridge in excess of
$45,000 $50,000 may not be entered into by a county governing body without first publishing a notice calling for bids.
(2) The notice must be published as provided in 7-1-2121.
(3) Every contract subject to bidding must be let to the lowest and best responsible bidder."