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No Reason To Suspect Bid Mistake Bids-mistakes; Subcontractors

Thursday, November 03, 2005 04:23 pm

No Reason To Suspect Bid Mistake Bids-mistakes; Subcontractors

A Minnesota court has ruled that a prime contractor had no reason to suspect a mistake in a subcontractor's binding price quotation.

The City of Wahpeton, N.D., solicited bids for construction of parking lots and roadways. Riley Brothers Construction, Inc. was preparing to bid on the contract.

Craig Shuck, doing business as Beaver Masonry, approached Riley regarding the concrete work. Shuck requested a set of drawings and specifications. Riley said it couldn't send its set, but faxed the summary specifications so Shuck could determine if he was interested in bidding the concrete work. Shuck responded by f [...]

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