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Calif.Govt.Can't Bar Private Contractors From Public Projects

Sunday, January 04, 2009 04:54 pm

Calif.Govt.Can't Bar Private Contractors From Public Projects --EVEN IF THEY'RE DESIGN¬BUILD

Design¬Build Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California et al v. Dept. of Transportation et al (defendants); Professional Engineers in California Govt., et al (appellants) Court of Appeal of California, 3rd Appellate Dist., 167 Cal. App.4th 1457; 2008 Cal.App.C056422(October 30, 2008) The prevalence of design¬build contracts is on the rise, but these projects are sometimes considered a novelty under the law, subject to special rules.In a recent case, a California court rejected such a notion and found that the same contractor eligibility rules apply whether a govern-ment project is design¬build or design bid build.

Article XXII of the California constitution allows for private entities--notju [...]

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