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A Minute Late Is Too Late When Filing Public Bidding Challenges

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 05:12 pm

A Minute Late Is Too Late When Filing Public Bidding Challenges By Martin L. Borosko and David G. Tomeo

The New Jersey Appellate Division's recent ruling in Kalnas v. Township of Franklin reaffirms the applicability of certain filing deadlines to public bidding challenges.In other words, timing is everything in the realm of government contracting.

Contractors who regularly bid on public contracts must remain cognizant of the multitude of deadlines that govern the bidding process--as well as the various kinds of protests that can be made with respect to the award of a government contract.One of the most critical dates, of course, is the date the bid response is due.As a general rule, bids submitted after the specified time will not be considered, even ifjust minutes late.Another vital date is the date any challenge to [...]

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