Fair Is Fair
A national construction company had established itself as the low bidder on a $54 million contract. However, before work could begin, the municipality offering the contract disallowed the client’s bid, claiming that it had failed to meet the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal. The Quarles team argued the constructor’s case in an administrative trial and was able to convince the judge to reverse the order. The contract was fairly awarded to the low bidder, as originally promised.