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Contractor Didn?T Slight Minority Subs If They Never Entered The Competitive Fray

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 02:10 am

 

Procurement

I.C.S. Illinois, Inc. and A&T Trucking Co. v. Waste Management Of Illinois, Inc., Remedial Environmental Manpower, Inc., and Windy City Labor Service, Inc., 2010 Ill. App. Lexis 620 (June 18, 2010)

If you find a project?s bidding process unfair, don?t go crying to a judge unless you can prove you would have won the award under fair conditions.

I.C.S. Illinois, Inc. and A&T Trucking (together, the plaintiffs) are certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). The plaintiffs alleged that Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. (Waste Management), as general contractor on a City of Chicago recycling facility construction project, was obligated to hire MBEs as subcontractors or to purchase goods and services from MBEs in performing its contract. Instead, Waste Management hired three subs that the plaintiffs claimed were fraudulently certified as MBEs to give Waste [...]

 
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