“If the department determines that readvertising the contract for bids will 8
adversely affect public safety or project cost or project schedule, the department may 9
award the contract to the sole bidder. The department shall submit to the joint 10
committee on finance quarterly reports listing any bids rejected or contracts 11
awarded under this paragraph.
(d) The department shall review and document updated reasonable 2
value of work estimates, as determined by the department, within 2 weeks prior to 3
the date on which bids must be submitted to the department. In determining if a bid 4
exceeds the estimate under par. (c), the department shall also consider any 5
addendums affecting project cost that were issued prior to the date on which bids 6
must be submitted to the department.”.