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Ober|Kaler's Construction Group Helps Client Win Bid Protest in Connecticut and Secure $153,000,000 Public Works Contract

Joseph C. Kovars and Jackson B. Boyd of Ober|Kaler's Construction Group recently helped a client win a bid protest in Connecticut and secure a contract worth over $153,000,000 to improve and expand a water pollution control...more

5/15/2015 - Bid Protests Bids Construction Contracts Invitation for Bids (IFB) Public Works State Contracts Water Pollution Control Facilities

Using Drones On Your Construction Project - Are You Ready?

There are many potential uses for drones in the construction industry, such as for site selection, surveying, and real-time work inspections. If you are thinking about using a drone in your construction operations, there are...more

5/14/2015 - Commercial General Liability Policies Commercial Insurance Policies Commercial Use Construction Project Corporate Counsel Drones Exemptions FAA Liability Surveys Unmanned Aircraft Systems Young Lawyers

Does the 72-Hour Rule Allow a Contractor in Maryland to Fix a Mistake in its MBE Participation Schedule After Bid Opening?

A recent Maryland Board of Public Works meeting addressed whether the state has flexibility in applying minority business enterprise (MBE) regulatory requirements in State contracts....more

3/9/2015 - 72-Hour Rule Bid Protests Bids Board of Contract Appeals Construction Contracts Federal Contractors Minority-Owned Businesses Mistake of Fact Public Works Subcontractors

Reminder - Maryland's Prevailing Wage Law for Elementary and Secondary School Construction Projects is in Effect

Maryland's new prevailing wage law for elementary and secondary school construction projects (HB 727/SB 232 from the 2014 General Assembly session) is in effect. This law requires all such construction projects costing more...more

2/2/2015 - Construction Contracts Construction Project Contractors Employer Mandates Prevailing Wages Public Projects Public Schools Subcontractors

Government Contractors - Make Sure You Know the Pre-Opening Bid Modification and Withdrawal Rules in the Jurisdictions Where You...

The competitive bidding process for government contracts often requires contractors to submit detailed bids under tight, pressure-packed deadlines. While contractors may check their bids meticulously before submitting them,...more

1/30/2015 - Bids Federal Contractors Government Contractors Jurisdiction Procurement Guidelines Subcontractors

2014 Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills Affecting Construction Industry

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain key...more

5/27/2014 - Construction Contracts Construction Workers Contractors Prevailing Wages Procurement Guidelines Subcontractors

Finally - A Different Result for a Government Contractor's Differing Site Condition Claim

For any government contractor that has had a differing site condition claim denied despite relying on a government geotechnical report about the subsurface conditions of the project site, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...more

4/20/2014 - Breach of Contract Construction Contracts Construction Site Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Delays Disclaimers FAR Federal Contractors Liquidated Damages Request for Proposals Risk Allocation Site Condition Claim Soils Report Subsurface Conditions

Government Contracting: Beware Offerors - Past Performance By Your Proposed Subcontractors and Key Personnel May Not Count

A recent GAO decision, HK Consulting, Inc., B-408443 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 18, 2013), provides an important reminder that government agencies are not required to consider the past performance of an offeror’s proposed...more

1/27/2014 - Contractors FAR Federal Contractors GAO Subcontractors

2013 Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills Affecting Construction Industry

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2013 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more

6/7/2013 - Bonds Buy America Contractors Green Buildings Infrastructure Manufacturers New Legislation Offshore Wind P3s Public-Private Partnerships Renewable Energy Solar Energy Subcontractors Wages Wind Power

Ober|Kaler Obtains Confirmation of Significant Arbitration Award for Condo Unit Owner’s Claim

Ober|Kaler Construction Group principal Raymond D. Burke and associates Matthew T. Vocci and Jackson B. Boyd secured judicial confirmation last year in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of a significant arbitration award...more

2/5/2013 - Arbitration Awards Common Elements Condominium Associations Condominiums Failure To Maintain Maintenance Penthouse Repairs Specific Performance

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