The bids & awards policy is used for purchases in excess of $100,000 and for purchases $35,000 or over for which there is not an existing small works roster. Formal bids are to be used for purchase of materials, equipment and services including, but not limited to, maintenance and new construction activities.
The formal bid requires the development of a set of specifications, which is to be approved by the Executive Director before being released for bid, and must be on file in the Port office for public inspection. The availability of specifications, the details of the bid solicitation, and the date and time of the opening of sealed bids will be advertised in a newspaper in Snohomish County. The bids will be opened and read aloud publicly thirteen (13) calendar days after the last advertisement. Bid award shall be based on the following three factors: 1) whether the bid was the “lowest” bid submitted, 2) whether the bidder is a “responsible” one, and 3) whether the bid is “responsive” to the call for bids. Bids are posted at Builders Exchange www.bxwa.com, with complete packet information and addendum’s posted.