Tuesday, July 31, 2007

MDOT Resolves Low Bid Tie With Coin Toss

The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) reported this story in its July 27th Weekly Review Newsletter:

For what is believed to be only the second time in its history, [the Michigan Department of Transportation] MDOT experienced a low bid tie on a project bid in the July 6th letting. Exercising its authority and discretion under the applicable state statutes, administrative rules, and federal regulations, MDOT, with concurrence from the participating federal agency, resolved the low bid tie with a “flip of a coin”.

Soon after the coin toss the note “low bid won by coin toss” was added to the project bid summary in the “As Checked” letting results report on the MDOT website.

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