VA Board of Contract Appeals Permits Application of “Measured Mile” Approach for Determining Inefficiencies Using Similar But Non-Identical Tasks as Standard of Comparison

In re P.J. Dick, Inc.
2002 VA BCA LEXIS 2; 2002-1 B.C.A. (CCH) P31,732 (9/27/01)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) awarded P.J. Dick, Inc. (“PJD”) a contract for the construction of a clinical addition to the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the “Contract”). To complete its work under the Contract, PJD entered into a subcontract with Kent Electric Services (“KES”) pursuant to which KES agreed to perform all electrical work for the project for labor and material costs plus a $10,000 per month management fee. Continue reading “VA Board of Contract Appeals Permits Application of “Measured Mile” Approach for Determining Inefficiencies Using Similar But Non-Identical Tasks as Standard of Comparison”

California Court of Appeals Holds that Water District Could Include “Project Labor Agreement” in Solicitation Because it Was Not Subject to State Competitive Bidding Statute

Associated Builders & Contractors, Golden Gate Chapter, Inc. v. Contra Costa Water District,
43 Cal. Rptr. 2d 600, 1995 Cal. App. LEXIS 734 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 2, 1995)

California county water district performing construction financed under the provisions of state bond law was not subject to state statutes requiring competitive bidding and, therefore, its solicitation for bids which included a “project labor agreement” requiring the work to be performed with union labor was not improper.

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