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Promise For Change Order Unenforceable Changes-directed; Bids

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 05:03 pm

Promise For Change Order Unenforceable Changes-directed; Bids

An Alabama court has ruled that the competitive bidding statutes precluded a contractor's recovery for a change order allegedly promised prior to contract execution.

The Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County solicited bids for construction of a new school building. Coastal Builders, Inc. submitted the low bid. The Board announced its intention to award the contract to Coastal.

At a pre-construction meeting, Coastal informed the Board it had discovered it had omitted the cost of the HVAC control package from its bid. There was a discussion regarding adding the cost of the [...]

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