60.47 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) No town may enter into a public contract with a value of more than 7$25,000 $50,000
unless the town board, or a town official or employee designated by 8
the town board, advertises for proposals to perform the terms of the public contract 9
by publishing a class 2 notice under ch. 985. The town board may provide for 10
additional means of advertising for bids.
60.47 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
60.47 (2m) Public highway contracts.
Notwithstanding sub. (2) and except 13
as provided in subs. (4) and (5), no town may enter into a public highway contract 14
with an estimated cost of more than $5,000 but not more than $25,000 unless the 15
town board, or a town official or employee designated by the town board, gives a class 16
1 notice under ch. 985 before execution of that public highway contract. 17
Notwithstanding sub. (2) and except as provided in subs. (4) and (5), no town may 18
enter into a public highway contract with a value of more than $25,000, unless the 19
town board, or a town official or employee designated by the town board, advertises 20
for proposals to perform the terms of the public highway contract by publishing a 21
class 2 notice under ch. 985. The town board may provide for additional means of 22
advertising for bids.
60.47 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.47 (3) Contracts to lowest responsible bidder.
The town board shall let 25
a public contract or public highway contract,
for which advertising for proposals is
required under sub. (2) (b) or (2m)
to the lowest responsible bidder. Section 66.0901 2
applies to public contracts or public highway contracts
let under sub. subs.
60.47 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.47 (4) Contracts with governmental entities.
This section does not apply 6
to public contracts or public highway contracts,
entered into by a town with a 7
municipality, as defined under s. 66.0301 (1) (a).
60.47 (5) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Exception for emergencies and donated materials and labor
60.47 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 60.47 (5) (a) and amended 12
(a) This section is optional with respect to public contracts and public
for the repair and construction of public facilities when damage 15
or threatened damage to the facility creates an emergency, as declared by resolution 16
of the town board, that endangers the public health or welfare of the town. This 17
subsection no longer applies when the town board declares that the emergency no 18
This section is optional with respect to a public contract or public highway
if the materials related to the contract are donated or if the labor that is 21
necessary to execute the public contract or public highway contract
is provided by 22
62.15 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 62.15 (1) (a) and amended 24
(a) All public construction, the estimated cost of which exceeds 2$25,000 $50,000
, shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder; all other 3
public construction shall be let as the council may direct. If the estimated cost of any 4
public construction exceeds $5,000 but is not greater than $25,000 $50,000
, the board 5
of public works shall give a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, of the proposed construction 6
before the contract for the construction is executed. This provision does not apply to 7
public construction if the materials for such a project are donated or if the labor for 8
such a project is provided by volunteers. The council may also by a vote of 9
three-fourths of all the members-elect provide by ordinance that any class of public 10
construction or any part thereof may be done directly by the city without submitting 11
the same for bids.
62.15 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 1. In this paragraph, “public highway construction” means the 14
construction, improvement, repair, or corrective or preventative maintenance of a 15
highway. “Public highway construction” does not include a contract for routine 16
maintenance incidental to the preservation of a highway, including snow and ice 17
removal, ditch cleaning, mowing, tree trimming, sealing, crack filling, or grading.
2. Notwithstanding par. (a), all public highway construction, the estimated cost 19
of which exceeds $25,000, shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder; 20
all other public highway construction shall be let as the council may direct. 21
Notwithstanding par. (a), if the estimated cost of any public highway construction 22
exceeds $5,000 but is not greater than $25,000, the board of public works shall give 23
a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, of the proposed construction before the contract for 24
the construction is executed. This provision does not apply to public highway 25
construction if the materials for such a project are donated or if the labor for such a
project is provided by volunteers. The council may also by a vote of three-fourths of 2
all the members-elect provide by ordinance that any class of public highway 3
construction or any part thereof may be done directly by the city without submitting 4
the same for bids.”.
886.51 Requirements for local projects. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Local bridge" means a bridge that is not on the state trunk highway system 10
or on marked routes of the state trunk highway system designated as connecting 11
(b) “Local roads" means streets under the authority of cities or villages, county 13
trunk highways, or town roads.
(c) “Political subdivision” means a county, city, village, or town.
(d) “Project" means the development, construction, repair, or improvement of 16
a local road or a local bridge.
If the department disburses aid to a political subdivision for a project, the 18
department shall notify the political subdivision whether the aid includes federal 19
moneys and which project components must be paid for with federal moneys, if any.
For any project meeting all of the following criteria, the department may 21
not require a political subdivision to comply with any portion of the department's 22
facilities development manual other than design standards:
(a) The project proposal is reviewed and approved by a professional engineer 24
or by the highway commissioner for the county in which the project will be located.
(b) The project is conducted by a political subdivision with no expenditure of 2
Any local project funded in whole or in part with state funds under the 4
surface transportation urban program, the surface transportation rural program, or 5
the local bridge program shall be let through competitive bidding and by contract to 6
the lowest responsible bidder as provided in s. 84.06 (2).
200.47 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), all work done and all purchases 9
of supplies and materials by the commission shall be by contract awarded to the 10
lowest responsible bidder complying with the invitation to bid, if the work or 11
purchase involves an expenditure of $20,000 $50,000
or more. If the commission 12
decides to proceed with construction of any sewer after plans and specifications for 13
the sewer are completed and approved by the commission and by the department of 14
natural resources under ch. 281, the commission shall advertise by a class 2 notice 15
under ch. 985 for construction bids. All contracts and the awarding of contracts are 16
subject to s. 66.0901.”.