Published: December 29, 2009
Tags: American Sewer Services, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, local preference, MJ Construction Inc., preference, sewer, Underground Pipeline Construction Inc.
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee has awarded two sewer projects that were caught in a dispute over the city’s bidding preference for local contractors. The two sewer construction and repair contracts, which have a combined value of $1.2 million, were awarded to Milwaukee-based MJ Construction Inc. Sanitary Sewer Main Relay and Lining Sanitary Sewer Main Relay [...]
By Paul Snyder Subcontractors want guarantees the lowest responsible bid still will win the jobs before the Wisconsin Legislature passes a bill changing delivery methods for state projects. The bill right now does not include those guarantees, leading some subs to argue in favor of the status quo. “The system right now is completely transparent,” [...]
Published: November 2, 2009
Tags: bid, Burkhart Construction, Burkhart Construction Corp., Department of Administration, minority, minority-owned company, Nuvo Construction, preference, Ristow, Schneider Excavating, The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Waukesha
By Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Ristow was the low bidder on a state project and lost the job because Wisconsin offers a preference for minority-owned companies. Ristow said he expects that defeat to pay off for him. The bid preference helps minority-owned companies get contracts so they can grow, said Ristow, president and owner of [...]
Published: October 12, 2009
Tags: American Sewer Services Inc., American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin Inc., B and B Painting Corp., bidding, lawsuit, Milwaukee, MJ Construction Inc., preference, Prism Technical Management and Marketing Services LLC, Underground Pipeline Construction Inc.
Sean Ryan email@example.com The regional market around Milwaukee would be better served if the city kills its local-business preference rather than tweaking it to broaden the pool of participants, according to a contractor association leader. “In some regards, I wish they would do it sooner rather than later,” said Jeffrey Beiriger, executive director of the [...]
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