CEO 75-26 -- February 20, 1975
CONTRACTS BY BID
STATE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AWARDED ON "BEST BID" BASIS CREATES NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST
To: Ralph R. Poston, Senator, 38th District, Miami
Prepared by: Gene L. "Hal" Johnson
Is a conflict of interest created where my company, Poston Bridge & Iron, Inc., is awarded a contract for work on a state project if the award is made on a competitive bid basis?
Please find enclosed a copy of a previous opinion of this commission, CEO 75-7, the rationale of which we believe to be equally applicable to your inquiry.
Accordingly, your question is answered in the negative.