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Good Faith Efforts? Prove It!

July 7, 2010

Your local government has just received single-prime bids on the construction of a new civic center.  After evaluating the bids you’ve received, you determine that Crafty Contractor Construction Company (“Crafty”) is the apparent lowest responsive, responsible bidder.  Crafty identified four … Continued

Low Bidder Limbo: When the Low Bid Is Too Low

November 10, 2009

You’ve just received bids on a construction project estimated (by your engineer) to cost about $2 million.  The lowest bid is for $1.5 million, and the next highest bid is $1.9 million, with the other bids ranging from $2.1 million … Continued

Prequalification: Good, bad, or indifferent?

October 20, 2009

Your local government is planning a major construction project, and the engineering firm working with you on the project has strongly recommended prequalifying contractors before bidding.  The engineer tells you that this will ensure that the bids you receive are … Continued