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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Are You Violating The False Claims Act?

Posted in Contracts, Davis Bacon Act, Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE), Public Bidding

One of the great things about living in a large city is being able to walk everywhere.  I like walking because it is when I do my thinking.  Sometimes I do too much thinking that it causes me to walk several blocks past my intended location. We sometimes lose focus on what is happening around… Continue Reading

Is Your Disparity Study Accurate?

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE), Public Bidding, Public Contracts

(This guest blog post from John Sullivan, Esquire, a Baltimore lawyer who specializes in DBE and MWBE disparity studies. John’s website is Croson Legal Services.  He can be reached via email at For more than two decades it has been true that subcontracting goals – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals on federal work and Minority and… Continue Reading

Exploding Pipeline (Construction) and Differing Site Conditions

Posted in Contracts

We are witnessing an explosive growth of newly constructed pipelines to carry shale oil and natural gas.  This is a tremendous opportunity for contractors looking for new markets to grow revenue.  Because pipeline construction is happening in many areas for the first time in decades, for many contractors it is probably  the first time they… Continue Reading