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If Not Premature, Protest Could Prevail Against Denial Of Multiprime Contractor Bids

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 05:05 pm

 
If Not Premature, Protest Could Prevail Against Denial Of Multiprime Contractor Bids Bid Protests¬Public Buildings Philips Brothers Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania 2008 Pa.Commw.Lexis 580;No.318 C.D.2008 (November 24, 2008)

Prospective bidders, be patient with your complaints. Wait until the contracting agency solicits bids before you make your objection--even if your objection has merit.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission(PTC)antici¬pated soliciting bids for a $20 million Plymouth Meeting Maintenance Facility(Facility)project at the end of 2008. In September 2007, Philips Brothers Electrical Contractors (Philips)asked the PTC whether it sought a single, general contractor bid for the project or separate bids for electrical, mechanical and plumbing work.The PTC replied that it was seeking a single contractor bid because the Facility is not a"public building."Under Pennsylv [...]

 
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