responsible bidder

responsible bidder
A bidder in the letting of a contract for a public work or improvement who has financial responsibility and also the judgment, skill, ability, capacity, and integrity to complete the improvement. O'Brien v Carney (DC Mass) 6 F Supp 761; Kelling v Edwards, 116 Minn 484, 134 NW 221; State ex rel. Eaves v Rickards, 16 Mont 145, 40 P 210. See lowest responsible bidder.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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