Monthly Archives: July 2014

Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code

July 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

Is there a right to a hearing on a bid protest filed under the Pa. Procurement Code? The answer is no. In a recent, unreported decision involving a contract issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a new red light camera system in the city of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth Court has re-affirmed long-standing precedent that […]

Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?

July 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

On a public bid can a public entity direct a contractor to furnish and install equipment made by only one manufacturer?  This question is raised often by clients who complain when the specifications they are bidding against are viewed as “proprietary” in nature.  Is this legal, they ask?  Can the public entity really limit the specified equipment […]