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.