When there is a slowdown in private work, more contractors
submit bids for public construction projects in accordance with
competitive bidding procedures. Public construction projects are
awarded to the responsible bidder who submits the lowest responsive
bid. Frequently, bid protests are filed by a contractor who
believes a public agency erred in awarding a contract.
A sampling of several bid protest cases, including cases
concerning discrepancies in bid bonds, illustrates the
circumstances when bid protests are sustained or denied.
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