Monthly Archives: July 2013

Subcontractor Officially Debarred From City Of Phila. Contracts

July 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

On June 21, 2013, the City of Philadelphia debarred a subcontractor (and its owner) for violation of the City’s minority contracting rules.  The subcontractor, JHK, Inc., a subcontractor to prison health contractor Corizon Health Services, Inc., was debarred for two years for falsely representing its role as a woman-owned subcontractor in an agreement with Corizon.  JHK was supposed […]

Bidder’s Response To RFP Does Not Create Contract

July 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

In an unpublished opinion issued in November 2012, in a case brought by two disappointed bidders involving contracts awarded in 2002, the Commonwealth Court revisited some core principles of public bidding which are worth repeating. The underlying facts concerned an Request for Proposals issued by Hazleton Area School District for school bus transportation contracts.  The school district awarded […]