Mandatory Pre-Bid Meetings

Does your agency use mandatory pre-response meetings? What is the criteria that leads to this choice? Has your agency had any experience or received any interpretation that has guided your use of the 'mandatory' designation?

Bonnie Woodward
City of Chattanooga

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  1. Terry McKee

    Aug. 16, 2018

    HUD strongly discourages them as they "might impede competition." In my previous procurement jobs, I always made them mandatory and prefer this as it tends to lessen questions and simplifies life for us. Also everyone hears the same thing in the same way.


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