ODOT Procurement Office - Construction
Overview – Competitive Bidding
Federal Code - Construction contracts are to be awarded competitively to the contractor submitting the lowest responsive bid (23 U.S.C 112).
State Law - All public improvement contracts are based upon competitive bids (ORS 279C.335).
Exceptions to Competitive bidding require ODOT Director approval and oversight by FHWA.
Emergency Projects (declared emergencies) are exempted from competitive bidding requirements although competition is encouraged to the extent possible.