How many times must a municipality publish an advertisement seeking bids on a public construction project?
State bid laws require that cities and
villages advertise for bids by publishing a class 2 notice under
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 985. Wis. Stats. secs. 61.54 and Sec.
62.15(3). A class 2 notice requires two insertions or publications of
the notice occurring one week apart. The last notice must be published
at least one week before the bid opening. Wis. Stat. Sec. 985.01(1). It
should be noted that this is a minimum requirement and cities may
advertise in as many publications and as many times above the minimum as
they see fit.