As provided in §16-311 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, every contract for Howard Community College for any building, improvement, equipment, or supplies will be procured through competitive sealed bids, unless the procurement falls into one of the following categories:
The president designates the director of procurement to implement the process for competitive sealed bids. Additionally, the president recognizes that for certain procurements, utilizing a competitive sealed bid process would not be feasible or advantageous to the college. Therefore, the president delegates the authority to the director of procurement to determine if the procurement should be made through an alternative method, such as competitive sealed proposals or sole source procurement.
A contract as a result of a competitive sealed bid will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder, who conforms to the specifications, with consideration given to:
The board of trustees may reject any and all bids and readvertise for other bids.
A contract entered into or a purchase made in violation of this policy is void.
Policy Manual Review/Revision: 05/08/15