While updating Contract Award information we came across this unorthodox, amusing and effective solution for a project that received exact same bid results.
After they received exact same bid results from two different companies, the Pierce County Highway Committee resolved the issue with a Coin Toss, yes you heard us, a Coin Toss! The Pierce County Highway Committee Meeting Minutes from January 24, 2019 reported ‘Asphalt Milling bid results: Check explained that we received three bids with two of the three bids being the exact same bid results. He also explained that both companies do quality work in a safe environment. Due to the tie of the two bids received, C. Johnson explained that the legal way to decide the winning bidder is with the flip of a coin. WK Construction was allowed to call the flip of the coin first heads/tails due to the Highway receiving their bid first. J. Matthys did the coin toss. Kraemer Company won the coin toss.’