Being on the right side of the bar is a good thing: About public contract code

Posted on February 12, 2011


Before going directly to our Saturday Morning Cartoon, here is a public service message from the archives of JCW.

Public Contract Code Section 100

The Legislature finds and declares that placing all public
contract law in one code will make that law clearer and easier to
find. Further, it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this
code to achieve the following objectives:
   (a) To clarify the law with respect to competitive bidding
   (b) To ensure full compliance with competitive bidding statutes as
a means of protecting the public from misuse of public funds.
   (c) To provide all qualified bidders with a fair opportunity to
enter the bidding process, thereby stimulating competition in a
manner conducive to sound fiscal practices.
   (d) To eliminate favoritism, fraud, and corruption in the awarding
of public contracts.