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18.1 Definitions.

When used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Bid specification" means the standards or qualities which must be met before a contract to purchase will be awarded and any terms which the director has set as a condition precedent to the awarding of a contract.

2. "Competitive bidding procedures" means the advertisement for, solicitation of, or the procurement of bids; the manner and condition in which bids are received; and the procedure by which bids are opened, accepted, or rejected.

3. "Department" means the department of general services.

4. "Director" means the director of the department of general services or the director's designee.

5. "Governmental subdivision" means a county, city, school district, or combination thereof.

6. "State agency" means an executive board, commission, bureau, division, office, or department of the state.

Section History: Early form

[C73, § 19B.1; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 18.1]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 126, § 1

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