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State fights odds for online bidding

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A state agency remains committed to launching an electronic bidding system in eight months despite uncertain legislative support, an untried system and industry representatives who say there are more important issues. “There are systems in place for ...

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Contractors sound off on bid doc changes

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A few tweaks to bidding documents for state projects could reduce confusion, but contractors are cautioning the state not to go too far with its changes. “Whether you like the process or not, or whether you’ve made ...

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Bid errors open door for interpretation

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Contractors are making more mistakes more often on bid documents, prompting state officials to broach the prickly prospect of giving themselves more discretion in awarding projects. “I’d say with almost every project, we see one contractor disqualified ...

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New arena could be in cards

Paul Snyder and Dustin Block paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com dustin.block@dailyreporter.com Plans to spend $23 million over the next 10 years maintaining Milwaukee’s Bradley Center doesn’t rule out eventually building a new arena, according to Bradley Center President Steve Costello. “We’re focused on the ...

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UW System offers project delivery options

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The UW System Board of Regents on Thursday formally pitched a set of changes to the state’s review and approvals process for new construction. “These recommendations are fairly modest,” said regent Jeffrey Bartell, “but they could make ...

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