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Fed Agencies Not Exempt From State Laws That Protect Contractors

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 01:35 am

 

Bid Protest

Hamp's Construction, LLC v. Housing Authority of New Orleans, 2010 La. App. Lexis 1633 (Dec. 1, 2010)

A public housing agency can't waive a contractor's rights under state and local law just because the agency gets its funding from federal stimulus grants.

Hamp's Construction LLC (Hamp) was the lowest priced bidder on a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) remediation and demolition project, but HANO rejected the bid as non-responsible due to Hamp's alleged "record of improper business practices and history of noncompliance with public policy." In trial court, Hamp claimed that HANO acted arbitrarily and capric[...]

 
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