Bid Protests Attorneys in Granite Bay, Calfornia
Protecting Your Rights During the Bidding Process
If you placed a construction bid and are surprised that you did not win the contract, you may have legal recourse in certain situations. If you were the second lowest bidder and the first lowest bidder failed to address all of the necessary requirements, you may be able to protest the bid. However, you only have a very limited amount of time to make this protest under the terms of California state law.
A bid protest must be submitted within the specific time constraints, typically within a matter of hours. Usually, such a bid protest must be submitted within 48 or 72 hours from the time the winning bid was announced. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience in construction law. We can quickly help you examine the bid and identify any requirements that may not have been fulfilled.
Potential Areas to Challenge in A Construction Bid
In construction bids, the details are very important. If the other bidder neglected to include certain information in its bid, you may be able to secure the job through a proper bid protest. Some of the most common errors and omissions that we look for in bids include:
Material Omissions – The low bidder may have failed to address all of the requirements of the project. Material omissions are those that artificially cause a low bid that is later amended when it is too late to re-bid the project.
Failure to Address Addenda – The government entity that announced the public project may have sent out addenda to modify the scope of the contract. The low bidder may have failed to acknowledge and address these addenda.
DBE Requirements – The low bidder may have failed to meet all of the disadvantaged business entity (DBE) requirements. The low bidder’s good faith efforts may have only been pro forma and not sincere.
Prompt Legal Attention to Address Bid Problems
Our construction law attorneys have ample legal knowledge and experience in the construction industry. We are well-versed in the type of information and detail that should be included in bids for public works projects. If you believe you may have lost a bid because the lowest bidder did not address all of the necessary, requirements our experienced attorneys may be able to help.
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