1230.0900 TIED BIDS.
Resolving tied bids.
Tied low bids for less than $2,500 must be resolved by a coin toss among the tied low bidders, except as provided in subpart 2.
Except as provided in subpart 2, tied low bids for $2,500 or more must be referred to the director for disposition. The methods used to resolve tie bids may include requesting second pricing from the vendors or negotiating with the tied low bidders.
Preference for Minnesota firms.
Whenever a tie involves a Minnesota firm and one whose place of business is outside the state of Minnesota, preference shall be given to the Minnesota firm.