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The bidding process with the City of Omaha is conducted in 6 steps to ensure the quality of the project meets or exceeds standard requirements, that there is fairness in the bidding process and that each contractor is in compliance with the requirements that are outlined in the Municipal Code. Below is a link to further explain each step of the process and it also outlines the responsibilities of the contractor and the city.

The Bidding Process Slide Show

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Contract Authorities

City Charter-Article V- Finance-Entire Section

Section 5.17. - Contracts.

Except as provided in Section 5.16, competitive bids shall be secured before any purchase is made or any contract awarded for construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance, or services, and contracts in all cases shall be awarded to the bidder submitting the lowest and best bid. All contracts in excess of $20,000 shall be approved by resolution of the Council. Read More

City Code- Chapter 10-Finance Entire Section

Sec. 10-141. - Council approval required for certain contracts and leases.

In addition to the requirements contained in section 5.17 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Omaha, 1956, all contracts in excess of $20,000.00, whether the consideration therefore is to be paid by or to the city, shall be approved by resolution of the council and except as provided in sections 34-141 through 34-255, all leases in excess of $20,000.00 in which the city is either the lessor or lessee and the term of which is for more than 90 consecutive days, or for a lesser term, but covering a total elapsed period of time in excess of three successive calendar months, shall be approved by resolution of council.

Sec. 10-142. - Amendments.

Any amendment to contracts or purchases which, taken alone, increases the original bid price as awarded (a) by ten percent, if the original bid price is $150,000.00 or more, or Read More

Sec. 10-143. - Inspection prerequisite to final payment.

Final payment on any contract or purchase made by the city shall not be paid until an inspection shall have been made by qualified personnel who shall certify that all terms, conditions and specifications have been fulfilled, satisfied and completed.