Category: The Challenge

Sunday / February 2 , 2020

How To Survive A Challenge To The Failure To List A Subcontractor

It is the golden rule of public bidding in New Jersey; if the bid documents direct the bidders to list a subcontractor, you had better list one, because failure to do so is a material defect that cannot be waived or cured.  However, there is a “loop hole.”   In the case Rencor Inc.…

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Friday / January 10 , 2020

Bid Challenge Issue

The Cost Of An Alternate Left Blank Or Filling In “N/A” It happens all of the time.  An alternate is listed in the bid documents that you do not think is applicable to your scope of work or which you do not think will change your bid price.  You then leave that alternate blank…

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Sunday / July 29 , 2012

Mistakes On Bids Can Be Excusable

The time and resources in estimating the bid price, the lost business opportunity, the lost profit, etc… but that is all it should cost, it does not cost the contractor his bid bond if the mistake is an honest one and it is properly brought to the public body’s attention. There are three…

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