Notice to Bidders Posting Service
NEW PUBLISHING REQUIREMENTS
Read the July 1, 2016 edition of the Weekly Memo
, where IASB announced the new publishing requirements and shared that it was a "win" for schools, businesses and taxpayers.
Under the new law, effective July 1, there is no longer a requirement to “publish” a Notice to Bidders in a local newspaper. Instead, the Notice to Bidders must be “posted” in three separate online sources at least once. The postings must occur not less than 13 days and not more than 45 days before the date for the bid letting. (Note that the timeline has also changed from the previous law, which was not less than 4 days and not more than 45 days.)
The three required online postings are:
1. In a relevant contractor plan room service with statewide circulation;
2. A relevant construction lead generating service with statewide circulation; and
3. On your school district, AEA or community college website OR on a website sponsored by a statewide association that represents you as the governmental entity.
Provisions 1 and 2: To assist with the first two requirements, Master Builders of Iowa is providing IASB members free access to the Construction Update Network, a subscription-based project information provider for contractors and the bidding community. This program meets the definition of both 1. a relevant contractor plan room, and 2. a lead generating service. When a bid letting date has been established and a Notice to Bidders must be issued, send the contents of your Notice to Bidders to MBI’s Construction Update Network by email at email@example.com.
Provision 3: To comply with the third required posting, the Notice to Bidders will need to be posted on your school district, AEA or community college’s website OR members can use IASB’s website if you are for any reason unable to post to your own website.
Read the full letter IASB sent to superintendents, chief administrators, community college presidents, board secretaries and business managers, mailed on June 20, 2016.
SUBMIT YOUR BID NOTICE
If you are unable to post your bid notice on your own website, you can use the IASB website. For help posting your bid notice, please download the instructions below. To submit your bid notice, members must first login to MY IASB.
Bid Notice Posting Instructions – This PDF provides detailed instructions to help you when posting your bid.
If you have questions on the process, or help logging in, please contact Marte Brightman at firstname.lastname@example.org.