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Chameleon Contractors

March 5, 2014 by John W. Carpita, PE
Category: Administration

I recently received a research request involving a contractor who was operating under several names, which in itself is not a bad thing, but in this instance at least one of those "aliases" was an obvious attempt to cover up a bad reputation as another company.  MRSC and the agency's attorney had discussions about how to develop supplemental bidder responsibility criteria to address this issue.  At the time I was unable to find suitable sample language to help him.  So, I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find that Mike Purdy had ably addressed this issue in his blog post entitled:

Are Reincarnated Construction Companies Responsible Bidders?

Please take time to read Mike's post on his Public Contracting Blog.

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About John W. Carpita, PE

Public Works Consultant John is MRSC’s resource for engineering design, purchasing and bidding issues, contract document preparation, construction contract issues, local improvement districts, sewer, water, storm drainage and solid waste issues, as well as resource conservation. He’s a registered professional engineer and has had a widely varied 42-year career as a consultant, county engineer, city engineer and project manager.



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