Bid Call for Official County Newspaper
 
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
 
The Board of Benton County Commissioners is seeking bids for services as the official county newspaper of Benton County for the year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Bids due by April 1, 2019 at 9 AM
 

NOTICE OF BID CALL FOR OFFICIAL COUNTY NEWSPAPER
The Board of Benton County Commissioners is seeking bids for services as the official county newspaper of Benton County for the year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Bids will be received by the Board until 9:00 AM on April 1, 2019, and not thereafter, and will be opened during the Board meeting of April 2, 2019, @ 9:00 AM.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bear a return address, clearly state "Official County Newspaper Bid," and be addressed as follows:

Clerk of the Board
Benton County Commissioners
PO Box 190
Prosser, WA 99350

Legal notices advertised in the official county newspaper shall be set single column in six point solid type. Bids must be submitted on a column-inch basis and must state the rate per column-inch for printing first insertions and for all subsequent insertions.

Bidders must also submit the following information:

  1. Must meet the qualifications of RCW 65.16.020.
  2. Copy of order of Benton County Superior Court approving newspaper as legal newspaper. ( RCW 65.16.040)
  3. Copy of national advertising rate extended by the newspaper to all-general advertisers and advertising agencies in its published rate card. ( RCW 65.16.091)
  4. Copies of current circulation figures for Benton County including the following:
    • Subscriptions in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland and Finley area;
    • Subscriptions in Benton City, Prosser and unincorporated areas other than Finley; and
    • Other circulation in areas (a) and (b) above, including coin operated boxes.

The successful bidder for the correct and faithful performance of the contract shall post a performance bond of $500.
The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities in the bidding, and to award the service based on a fair appraisal of the competitive values offered in accordance with RCW 36.72.075.

 
 
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