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Deductive Addendum Was Ambiguous Bids-solicitations; Scope Of Work

Thursday, June 03, 2004 01:12 pm

 
Deductive Addendum Was Ambiguous Bids-solicitations; Scope Of Work

An Ohio court has ruled that an addendum to a bid package was ambiguous. The project owner had to pay for work despite its contention the work had been deleted.

The City of Cincinnati utilized multiple prime contracts for the construction of a reservoir and storage tank complex. The City awarded the "general contractor"bid package to R. E. Schweitzer Construction Co. The responsibilities of the general contractor included the management and coordination of four other trade contracts to be awarded by the City.

The City's design called for Schweitzer to excavate to a particular depth. Schweitzer over-exca [...]

 
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