Monthly Archives: May 2013

Proposed Bill Will Exclude School Work From Separations Act

May 21st, 2013 (No Comments)

The Pennsylvania Separations Act was enacted in 1913, a century ago. It requires public entities to solicit separate bids and award separate contracts for plumbing, heating, electrical, and ventilating work that is part of a public construction project where the costs of construction generally exceed $4,000. In recent years, there have been many efforts in the […]

Philadelphia Inspector General Shines Spotlight On Use Of MBE Pass-Through

May 9th, 2013 (No Comments)

The City of Philadelphia continues its crackdown on abuses in its minority subcontracting program. On May 6, the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that a former certified, minority-owned business, JHS & Sons Supply Co., was improperly used by ten other prime contractors on City contracts.  The OIG previously exposed the improper arrangement between prime […]

Amendments to Prevailing Wage Act Proposed

May 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

It’s that time of year again, when Republican legislators in the Pennsylvania General Assembly seek to amend the Pa. Prevailing Wage Act.  There are now several proposals to do just that, and two bills are farther along in the process than the many others that have been proposed. In April, the House Labor and Industry Committee […]