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Disputed sewer contracts awarded to MJ Construction

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 ...

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City faces local preference criticism (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan A Milwaukee alderman is defending the city’s preference for local bidders against criticism from Milwaukee 7, a group formed to promote regional cooperation. “It seems any type of legislation or a policy objective that benefits the city ...

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Contractors prep for local preference showdown

By Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A Tuesday court hearing represents the one chance contractors will have to kill a Milwaukee bidding preference because city leaders remain steadfast in their support. The chances are slim to none the Milwaukee Common Council will ...

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Contracts caught in bid preference debate

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Milwaukee is bidding out three contracts that would grant a 5 percent cushion to city-based builders even as two contractors are asking a judge to prohibit the local preference. A Milwaukee County judge on Nov. 3 will ...

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Milwaukee might expand preference law

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.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 ...

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Contractors sue city over local bid preference

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Two contractors went straight from Milwaukee’s City Hall to the courthouse after a government panel rejected their challenges to a local bid preference. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc., New Berlin, and American Sewer Services Inc., Rubicon, sued the ...

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Contractors: Local company not local

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com In an attempt to win back two city contracts from MJ Construction Inc., two contractors are arguing the builder does not qualify as a Milwaukee-based company. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc. (PDF), New Berlin, and American Sewer Services ...

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