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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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