Competitive Bid / Sale

A method of selling Bonds in which one or more Underwriters submit proposals for the purchase of the Bonds. The Bonds are awarded to the Underwriter submitting the best bid, determined by the method specified in the Notice of Sale.

See Also

Notice of Sale

The notice published by an issuer to advertise an upcoming sale of bonds in a competitive sale.

In Contrast With

Negotiated Sale

The sale of a new issue of bonds by an issuer through an exclusive agreement with an underwriter or underwriting syndicate selected by the issuer.

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Dated Date

The date of a bond issue from which interest begins to accrue, typically the date of the closing.