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January 20, 2019

Bidding and Project Procurement

The Master Builders of Iowa Annual Winter Conference is right around the corner and if you are looking to improve your skills or the skills of your team, you do not want to miss this event.  Scheduled for February 25-27, 2019 at Prairie Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, this conference has high level seminars on leadership, project management, safety, and much more.

A couple of the Tuesday, February 26th seminars to highlight here are Scheduling – Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them and Sharpen Your Competitive Edge with Closed-Loop Estimating.

Project procurement in the public sector for the state of Iowa is based on a design / bid / build process, in which the lowest responsible AND responsive bidder is awarded the contract.  Iowa’s competitive bidding laws for public projects have withstood a century of scrutiny and challenges and the Master Builders of Iowa has a long history of working with public owners and contractor-members in keeping the public procurement process free of political favoritism, corruption, cronyism and graft.  Establishing a strong competitive bidding law aids public owners and contractors in the award of contracts, but the biggest benefactor is the Iowa tax payer, who gets a project of high quality and value.

This portion of the website will focus on bidding and project procurement.  You can access the Iowa Code and those chapters that deal with competitive bidding for each respective public owner.  You will also find information on other laws the assist the public project procurement process. 

MBI is unmatched in its expertise on Iowa’s competitive bidding laws and MBI members and public owners are encouraged to draw upon the years of experience MBI has in the arena of project procurement.