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This bulletin addresses questions that arose after a 1997 law made several changes to the competitive bidding laws that apply to local government contracts, including a new exception commonly referred to as the \"piggybacking\" exception.
This bulletin examines the issue of when a public contract governed by North Carolina's competitive bidding requirements becomes binding on the governmental unit. Among the questions that could arise are the qualifications of the contractor, lost funding sources, and project redesign.
This bulletin examines statutes and case law from other jurisdictions in order to provide guidance to North Carolina public contracting officials who are faced with decisions about a withdrawn bid.