Monthly Archives: September 2012

Public Bidding 101: Contract Award

September 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

This post is one in a continuing series on the basic tenets of public bidding in Pennsylvania.  The subject of today’s post is the contract award – when it must be made and who is entitled to the award. Under the Pa. Procurement Code, 62 Pa.C.S. § 3911, the award of a public contract must occur within 60 […]

City of Phila. Local Business Entity Preference

September 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

Are you a contractor located in the City of Philadelphia and doing business with the City?  If so, you may qualify for a bidding preference that could help you land even more City contracts. A well-known secret of City contracting is the local business entity (LBE) preference.  Under the LBE preference, the bid price of […]

Public Contracting 101: Surety Bonds

September 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

This post is another in a series on the basic concepts and tenets of public contracting in Pennsylvania.  Today’s post concerns surety bonds and surety claims.  This topic is of critical importance to subcontractors and suppliers on public works projects. Under the Pa. Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967, all public contracts for public […]

Pa. Attorney General Sues Public Contractor for Violation of Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act

September 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

As I noted in my recent post on the Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, and as evidenced by recent enforcement action by the Pennsylvania Attorney General, the Act remains as relevant today as when it was first enacted in 1978. On August 2, 2012, the Pennsylvania Attorney General filed suit against Ryco, Inc., and related Ryco businesses, […]