Prince Lobel Tye LLP Construction Group Wins Bid Protest

Firm News · February 8, 2018

Construction Group chair Hugh Gorman recently represented a general contractor client in a bid protest filed with the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General concerning an $8 million transportation authority Intermodal Parking Facility Project.

Gorman argued that although there was a lower general bid submitted to the awarding authority for the contract, it did not come from the lowest “responsible and eligible” bidder, as evidenced by the poor references obtained by the awarding authority in connection with other public projects on which said bidder had worked.  Gorman argued that because of this, the contract should be awarded to Prince Lobel’s client, which was, in fact, “responsible and eligible.”

The Attorney General’s office agreed and upheld the rejection of the purported low bid and the award of the contract to our general contractor client.