Although the procedure for bidding contracts is clear, there has been significant litigation challenging contract awards based on the process used to award contracts and the basis for selecting the lowest responsible bidder. This article addresses the competitive bidding requirements applicable to first class townships under the Code, identifies various issues that arise in the context of evaluating bids, and discusses challenging a contract award in an injunctive proceeding.
John K. Gisleson,
Competitive Bidding of Municipal Contracts in Pennsylvania and the Litigation It Generates: Who Is the Lowest Responsible Bidder?,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol41/iss3/5