Upon the approval of working drawings and specifications by the South Sanpete Board of Education and State agencies, the Board shall solicit bids to be submitted on or before a specified time at the place designated by the Board. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or a bank draft in the amount as recommended by the architect. The advertisement shall state that the Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to re-advertise the project if necessary.
The architect shall take the responsibility for preparing the advertisements, bid forms, bid bond forms, performance and payment bonds, and forms of agreement between the South Sanpete Board of Education and the successful bidder(s). Upon receipt of bids, they will be opened publicly and entered upon the minutes of the Board of Education. The architect shall assist the Board and school personnel in analyzing the bids. The architect's advice on awarding the contract is of particular value with respect to legal aspects of contract provisions which regulate alternations, extras, nonperformance, damages, and security bonds.
In the event that the Board decides it is to its advantage or otherwise necessary to include alternates in its bidding requirements, the awarding of a contract will be based on the low base bid exclusive of alternate bids considered separately or in their various combinations.