Daily Archives: July 10, 2014

Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?

July 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

On a public bid can a public entity direct a contractor to furnish and install equipment made by only one manufacturer?  This question is raised often by clients who complain when the specifications they are bidding against are viewed as “proprietary” in nature.  Is this legal, they ask?  Can the public entity really limit the specified equipment […]