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 ...Read More »
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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By Sean Ryan [email protected] Michael Tomasini, owner of MJ Construction, will have to wait another week before he knows whether he will get two more Milwaukee contracts before winter strikes. Two contracts Milwaukee public works officials intend to award to ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan [email protected] 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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Sean Ryan [email protected] Contractors that would be welcomed to use Milwaukee’s local-bidder preference under a proposed revision are indifferent to the proposed change. Don Stark, CEO of Stark Asphalt, said his company would qualify under the proposed new rules because ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] 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 ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] 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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Sean Ryan [email protected] 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 ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] 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 ...Read More »