A Resolution for Open and Fair Competitive Bidding of Pipe Materials in State Infrastructure Grants

Summary

State and local governments are losing money by not engaging in open and fair competitive bidding on water and sewer pipe material. State grants make up a large portion of a local government’s water and sewer projects, yet there are no requirements made for open and competitive bidding on pipe materials to ensure the money is spent wisely.

A Resolution for Open and Fair Competitive Bidding of Pipe Materials in State Infrastructure Grants

Whereas, local government receives grants from the state to improve water and sewer infrastructure, and

 Whereas, state and local government should always be looking for ways to save taxpayer money, and

 Whereas, the current state grant structure does not require open and competitive bidding on pipe materials for local governments, and

 Whereas, local engineers can best determine which pipe best works on a project in the open and competitive bidding process, and

 Whereas, a lack of required open and competitive bidding on pipe materials drives up the cost of water and sewer projects, and

 Whereas, taxpayers pay more for water and sewer projects without open and fair competitive bidding on pipe materials, and

 Therefore let it be resolved, we [insert jurisdictions] call on our state legislature to require open and fair competitive bidding on pipe materials purchased with state grant money. This action will ensure taxpayers are getting the best pipe products at the best price.