Archive for 2017

The Seven-Day Time Limit to File a Bid Protest Begins to Run when the Protestor Knew or Should Have Known a Basis for a Bid Protest

The Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (“MSBCA”) determined that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the Supplemental Bid-Protest Appeal (the “Protest”) because the protestor did not file the Protest in a timely manner.  That is, the protestor did not file the Protest within seven days’ time, as required by COMAR  MSBCA stated…

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“Good Faith” Efforts to Include MBE Goals in a Bid

In Turlington Valuation Associates, Inc., MSBCA No. 2959 at 1 (May 11, 2016), the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (“MSBCA”) denied the appeal of Turlington Valuation Associates, Inc. (“Turlington”) after Turlington failed to make good faith efforts to meet the Minority Business Enterprise  (“MBE”) goals.  In its appeal, Turlington sought a waiver for the…

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Josh Glikin Successfully Defends Nationwide Consumer Class Action

Firm Partner, Josh Glikin, led a team of attorneys who successfully defeated a nationwide consumer class action against Target Corporation and another firm client that supplies Target with its grated parmesan cheese.  After successfully consolidating multiple federal court actions filed around the country for purposes of efficiency, the firm persuaded a federal court in Illinois,…

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Best Lawyers in America 2018 Names Five Bowie & Jensen Lawyers

Bowie & Jensen is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2018 publication. Matthew Hjortsberg, Mark T. Jensen, William McComas, Michael Siri and Matthew A.S. Esworthy were all named recipients of this prestigious honor. Each attorney has been selected by their peers…

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What Does Senate Bill 311 Mean for Architects and Engineers?

On October 1, 2017, Senate Bill 311 (“S.B. 311”) becomes effective.  S.B. 311 repeals Md. Code Ann., State Fin. & Proc. §§ 3-301 et seq., addressing the proposal and bidding process for architectural and engineering services for Maryland State projects, and enacts what will become Md. Code Ann., State Fin. & Proc. §12-112 (“§ 12-112”). …

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