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New public works requirements for contractors and public agencies pursuant to SB 854

Posted in Certified Payroll Records, Legislation, Prevailing Wages, Uncategorized
On June 20, 2014, the California legislature adopted SB 854, a “budget bill” that was heavily negotiated and tied to the approval of the state budget. Included among a variety of unrelated provisions in the lengthy bill were a number of additions and changes to the California Labor Code which will revamp the monitoring of… Continue Reading

Appellate court clears way for Presidio Parkway Project to move forward as a Public-Private Partnership

Posted in Public-private partnerships, Uncategorized
On August 8, 2011, the 1st District Court of Appeal broke new ground when it published a decision holding that Phase 2 of the Presidio Parkway project can move forward as a public-private partnership (P3). The Presidio Parkway Project is the first project to reach award under California‚Äôs new public-private partnership statute, Streets and Highways… Continue Reading

Doyle Drive project sued for impermissible use of P3 authority

Posted in Public-private partnerships, Uncategorized
The Professional Engineers in California Government, the union representing state engineers, has filed suit to stop the project to replace Doyle Drive, the 1.6 mile highway that connects the Golden Gate Bridge with the City of San Francisco. The lawsuit alleges that the project impermissibly uses a Private Public Partnership (P3) contrary to the State… Continue Reading

Subcontractor’s “I did what the general contractor told me to do” defense held not sufficient in residential construction defect case

Posted in Uncategorized
When a homeowners sues a subcontractor for damage caused by the defective waterproofing work on retaining walls that the subcontractor installed, is it a complete answer for the subcontractor to say that it did exactly what the general contractor told them to do (regardless of what the standard of care is) and that the general… Continue Reading

AG Opinion requires school district to competively bid

Posted in Uncategorized
In opinion number 05-405 dated January 24, 2006, Attorney General Bill Lockyer concluded that a school district must competitively bid a contract for factory-built modular building components for installation on a permanent foundation. The opinion analyzed the competitive bidding requirements that apply to school districts, including those under Public Contract Code section 20111 which requires school… Continue Reading