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
What’s the next step in the Mexico bid rounds process?
JKA: Five sectors have been designated for bidding in Round One; Shallow Water; Heavy Oil; Unconventionals, including natural gas; Onshore and Deepwater. To begin,...more
Last month, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal issued two decisions in favor of unsuccessful bidders on public projects.
In Phylway Const., LLC v. Terrebonne Parish Consol. Government, 2013-1589 (La. App. 1...more
This past week I gave a presentation on a panel entitled “Bid Protests: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” before my local bar association. Thanks to those who attended, my co-presenters and the bar association for sponsoring....more
Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become...more
The New Jersey Supreme Court has affirmed a state agency’s decision to award a contract to the lowest bidder even though the bid did not comply with the scope-of-work requirements of a request for proposal. Matthew J....more
A major development and infrastructure project is announced that will provide significant work to a construction manager, general contractor (“GC”), and many subcontractors (“Sub”) across the building trades. The architect...more
The construction industry is all too familiar with its perception as a means by which individual and corporate citizens alike may experience economic opportunity. Whether at the federal, state or municipal level, set-aside...more
The typical property insurance claim begins with notification of a loss from the insured or its broker. Thereafter, the carrier sends out an adjuster to investigate the loss and determine whether, and to what extent, coverage...more
Businesses submitting bids, responses to requests for qualifications, and proposals to state and local agencies must remember that generally their submissions are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act (PRA). The...more
The lack of LEED experience cost an incumbent service contractor the ability to protest the award of a federal contract to its rival, according to an opinion released on April 22, 2014 by the United States Court of Federal...more
A new French law, the “Law to recapture the real economy” (“Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle” or “Loi Florange”) (the Law), was made on 1 April 2014.
The Law makes good a promise, made by François Hollande in...more
In today’s economy, banks all too commonly find themselves foreclosing on real property collateral. As a result, banks are regularly in the position of having to determine the starting bid in foreclosure proceedings. This...more
The ability of a secured creditor to credit bid at a bankruptcy sale was recently called into question (again) in a January 17, 2014 decision by Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross in the In re Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc....more
It is well-settled that secured creditors are ordinarily entitled to credit bid their allowed secured claim in a sale pursuant to § 363 of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”). In Radlax Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank,...more
On February 24, a bill was introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates which, if passed, will require a bid protester of a state contract to pay to the state up to 5% of the value of the contract on which it protested, if...more
Public bodies must adhere to the principles of procedural due process when debarring a contractor from bidding on its projects. But even when a public body provides due process, it may be subject to litigation....more
Public Agencies Must Modify Bid Forms to Require Subcontractor License Number -
Governor Jerry Brown last week signed into law Assembly Bill 44 (AB 44), which amends Public Contract Code section 4104 to require a prime...more
Construction is back!
But downward price pressures continue.
And, if you work on California public works projects, you know that shopping for that lowest price has its limitations....more
In our June 3, 2013 blog post, we discussed a decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division upholding a municipality’s rejection of the lowest bid for a waste hauling contract because it was determined to be a material,...more
The California Supreme Court recently addressed the issue of whether a trustee may void a nonjudicial foreclosure sale of real property because the trustee discovered prior to the delivery of the deed to the highest bidder...more
On June 12 2013, a bill (the “Amendment Bill”) to amend the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA was passed at the Diet session and promulgated as of June 19 2013....more
On 21 June 2013, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released four new Regulatory Guides, which update and consolidate the bulk of its guidance about takeovers. The new Regulatory Guides cover...more
Conclusary allegations of parallel business conduct which are in the economic self-interest of the actor do not state an actionable antitrust claim. Duty Free Americas, Inc. v. The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Case O:...more
A recent case out of the Northern District of Ohio is an unsung victory for proportionality in that the Court twice declined to sanction a plaintiff’s “failure” to forensically image computers where computer logs showing the...more
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