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Generating Claims

Better Roads Staff - Jul 08, 2013

Generating Claims

Subcontractor recovers profits and shared savings under Miller Act The Miller Act requires general contractors on federal construction projects to furnish performance and payment bonds to secure performance and payment to all suppliers of labor and material. The Miller Act is ...

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Low bid called 'non-responsive'

Better Roads Staff - Feb 24, 2013

Low bid called 'non-responsive'

A goal of public contracts is to procure goods and services at the best price possible while maintaining a level playing field for all bidders. This is accomplished through competitive bidding statutes. These statutes require that all bids must be ...

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Low bid called 'non-responsive'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2013

Low bid called 'non-responsive'

Low bid called “non-responsive” Rejection after failure to follow RFP requirements results in DOT rejection (For a downloadble PDF of this "In Court," click here.) A goal of public contracts is to procure goods and services at the best price possible while ...

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Contractor’s differing site condition claim denied because soils reports indicated difficult soils

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Contractor’s differing site condition claim denied because soils reports indicated difficult soils

Contractor’s Differing Site Condition Claim Denied Because Soils Reports Indicated Difficult Soils (For a downloadable PDF of this "In Court," click here.) The uncertainty that contractors face regarding unknown subsurface conditions is the contractor’s greatest risk. This type of risk is inherent ...

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Read Before You Dig: Working with utilities means being very careful – both on site and on paper

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2012

Read Before You Dig: Working with utilities means being very careful – both on site and on paper

Utility conflicts and relocation issues are common to most road construction projects. In urban areas, work can present increased risks with respect to utilities, including their location, avoidance, relocation and repair. Prior to construction, owners often undertake a preliminary design ...

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