Contractor Group Tries To Halt Pennsylvania Best-Value Bids

Barnes, Jonathan
October 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/24/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 16, p12
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The article reports that Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of Pennsylvania has sued the state's Department of General Services to block the use of best-value requests for proposals for complex projects with a value of more than $5 million. The lawsuit claims the process is secretive, invites favoritism and is a poor substitute for hiring contractors based only on competitive bids. The lawsuit is a last resort after discussions with state officials came to nothing. State officials say they decided to use best value because it minimizes disputes and maximizes value for taxpayers.


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