Q: What do I do if I cannot get three bids or if contractors I contacted do not give me a bid?
A: Sometimes it simply isn’t possible to get the three bids. If you are having this issue we ask that you submit a record of your efforts to secure the bids. Please include the following information:
Name and contact information of the contractor and the date of the initial contact.
When did you follow up with the contractor?
How long did you wait for the contractor to provide a promised bid?
Contact the Historic Preservation Planner to ensure you have provided the proper documentation necessary to waive the three-bid rule.
Q: What do I do if the work I need done is highly specialized and there are not three contractors in the area who could do the work?
A: We understand some of the needed work on historic structures can be highly specialized and there may not be three appropriate contractors. In this case you are not required to secure three bids. Contact the Historic Preservation Planner in order to ensure your project is an example of such specialized work.
Q: Are awards made on an “all or nothing” basis? In other words, will the Landmark Commission only grant the entire request or deny the entire request?
A: No. Frequently the Landmark Commission will grant a portion of the requested amount. This could be due to a number of considerations including there are more applications than there are funds.