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Garret Murai analyzes the case Hensel Phelps Construction Co. v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

June 29, 2020
Garret Murai - California Construction Law Blog

January was a tough month in the courts for Hensel Phelps Construction Company. Hot off the heels of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. v. Superior Court, a case concerning the 10-year statute of limitations under Civil Code section 941, comes Hensel Phelps Construction Co. v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Case No. B293427 (January 28, 2020), a bid dispute case . . .

The Tale of a Bid, a Bid Protest, and Two Cases

A. The Bid and Bid Protest

On March 15, 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) issues an Invitation for Bid for the HVAC project at the Ironwood State Prison. The deadline to submit bids was April 30, 2015. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. submitted a timely bid and was determined to be the “apparent low bidder” with a bid of $88,160,000.

Mr. Murai may be contacted at gmurai@nomosllp.com



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