Contracts

A recent decision concerning a bid protest filed on a PennDOT contract re-affirmed core principles of public bidding and bid protests on Commonwealth contracts. In Sidelines Tree Service, LLC v. Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Court considered an appeal from a denial of a bid protest filed on a contract for line-clearance tree-trimming services.  The hearing officer

On June 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) issued the list of machinery and equipment steel products which are exempt for calendar year 2020 under the PA Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list was published in the Pa. Bulletin can be found here. There were four new steel products added to the exempt

On June 5, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which modifies certain provisions pertaining to the use and forgiveness of loans made under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). First, the Act extends the covered period for PPP loans from 8 weeks to 24 weeks from the date the loan is disbursed, meaning the

A recent Commonwealth Court decision has clarified what is required from a bidder for a City of Philadelphia (City) contract in order to be afforded the 5% bid preference for a certified local business entity (LBE) under the City’s local bidding preference ordinance. Under the City of Philadelphia local bidding preference ordinance, an LBE receives a

A recent Commonwealth Court decision has clarified what is required from a bidder for a City of Philadelphia (City) contract in order to be afforded the 5% bid preference for a certified local business entity (LBE) under the City’s local bidding preference ordinance. Under the City of Philadelphia local bidding preference ordinance, an LBE receives a