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New case delineates boundaries between bidder responsiveness and responsibility

Posted in Competitive Bidding
A court of appeal case published on August 31, Great West Contractors, Inc. v. Irvine Unified School District, refined the rules for public agencies evaluating bids submitted for a low-bid contract by clarifying the distinction between bidder responsiveness and bidder responsibility.  In short, bidder responsiveness can only be determined on the face of the bid, and the rejection of… Continue Reading

Bus shelter contract award in New York City being challenged in court

Posted in Competitive Bidding
New York City recently awarded a contract for the installation of bus shelters, newsstands and toilets to Cemusa, a Spanish company, under which the City will receive over $1 billion in revenue over 20 years.  Two unsuccessful proposers, NBC Decaux and Clear Channel Communications, have sued to challenge the award, however.  They argue that the City unfairly coached Cemusa to… Continue Reading