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1. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, if the estimated cost for the construction of a public improvement is in excess of the threshold established under section 48-01.2-02.1, the governing body shall advertise for bids by publishing for three consecutive weeks. The first publication of the advertisement must be at least twenty-one days before the date of the opening of bids. The advertisement must be published in the official newspaper of the political subdivision in which the public improvement is or will be located, in a daily newspaper having a general circulation in the area where the project is located, and in a trade publication, electronic plan service, builders exchange, or other industry-recognized method of general circulation among the contractors, building manufacturers, and dealers in this state, except the advertisement for a public improvement financed by special assessments need be published only once each week for two weeks in the official newspaper with the first publication being at least fourteen days before the bid opening.
2. If a governing body declares an emergency situation, the governing body may contract for the construction of a public improvement without seeking bids.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 48. Public Buildings § 48-01.2-04. Publication of advertisement for bids--Emergency exception - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-48-public-buildings/nd-cent-code-sect-48-01-2-04.html
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