Category Archives: Competitive Bidding

What You Should Know About Teaming Agreements in the Construction Industry

This is the third installment in a series of posts on teaming arrangements in the construction industry. My first post in the series addressed teaming arrangements generally and described the two most common forms: joint ventures and teaming agreements. The … Continue reading

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Teaming Arrangements in the Construction Industry – Part II

Last month I posted about teaming arrangements in the construction industry. I introduced the most common types of arrangements, including joint ventures and teaming agreements. The following post addresses some of the more important contract terms that will allow for … Continue reading

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Worcester City Council Passes Controversial “Responsible Employer Ordinance”

The Worcester City Council last week passed a “Responsible Employer Ordinance” (“REO”) requiring that public construction contractors, among other things, participate in an apprenticeship program, as defined by M.G.L. c. 23, §§11H, 11I.  The REO also mandates prevailing wage rates, hospitalization … Continue reading

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Supreme Judicial Court Finds That Awarding Authorities May Conduct Independent Research On Bidders

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On May 3, 2012, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an important decision affecting the public bid process in Massachusetts.  In Barr Inc. v. Town of Holliston, the SJC held that Chapter 149, the competitive bidding statute, does not restrict … Continue reading

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