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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Performing Work in Philadelphia? Several New Laws Impact the Construction Industry

Posted in Construction Law

On January 1, 2014, a series of changes to the City of Philadelphia’s licensing laws for construction contractors went into effect.  Moreover, on February 6, 2014 and May 14, 2014, Mayor Nutter signed additional changes into law, which will become effective in 2015.  Your immediate attention to these new rules is required because the penalties… Continue Reading

Minor Ambiguity in Bid Spec Leads to Successful Bid Challenge

Posted in Bid Protests and Disputes

A recent Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision underscores how even a minor bid specification ambiguity can lead to a significant bid challenge. In Greenstar Pittsburgh LLC v. Allegheny County, the Commonwealth Court considered whether the following section of a bid specification was ambiguous, thereby creating an uneven bidding playing field: “The Contractor’s facility shall be located… Continue Reading