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Long Distance Documents Had To Be Examined Differing Site Conditions-subsurface

Saturday, April 09, 2005 02:40 pm

 
Long Distance Documents Had To Be Examined Differing Site Conditions-subsurface

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals has rejected a differing site condition claim because the contractor had failed to examine documents referenced in the bid solicitation. The fact the documents were located in a government office 750 miles from the job site was no excuse.

The Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for maintenance dredging in Duluth-Superior Harbor in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The bid documents described the area to be dredged as varying proportions of sand and silt, with "some hard packed sand...in some areas."The solicitation also said that reco [...]

 
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