County Commissioners Improperly Rejected Lowest Bidder for Alleged Prevailing Wage Violations

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Franklin County Board of Commissioners abused its discretion and improperly disqualified The Painting Company’s lowest bid for painting services on the Huntington Ballpark based upon purported prevailing wage “violations.” In disqualifying the Painting Company, the Commissioners determined that the settlement agreements the Painting Company made with the Department of Commerce for alleged underpayment of prevailing wages constituted prevailing wage “violations” under the bidding criteria adopted by Franklin County for the construction of its public improvement projects.

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