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Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals Holds Agency May Reject All Bids And Re-Advertise The Solicitation If In The State’s Best Interest, But Requires Competitive Bidding For Extension to Existing Contract

In Appeal of Cigna Corporation, MSBCA 2910, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals considered two issues on appeal: 1) whether the State’s properly rejected all bids and re-issued solicitations because of deficiencies in the originally requested pricing information and 2) whether the State’s extension of the contract to the incumbent vendor, while the bid…

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Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals Rules That The Refusal To Grant An Extension of A Bid Due Date Is Not A Basis For A Valid Protest or Appeal

In Appeal of Intelect Corp., MSBCA 2905, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals found that the refusal to grant a prospective bidder’s request for an extension of a bid due date deadline is not a basis for a valid protest or appeal. In this appeal, the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”) issued an Invitation for…

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Bowie & Jensen Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers

Bowie & Jensen LLC is thrilled to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service that annually recognizes attorneys across the country who have exceled in their legal practice and achieved a high-degree of peer recognition. Attorneys undergo a thorough, patented selection…

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Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals Rules That the Failure to Supply an Original Power of Attorney With Bid Bond Is Not Fatal to the Bid

In Appeal of Southern Improvement Company, Inc., MSBCA 2904, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals considered whether the failure to supply an original Power of Attorney with a bid bond constituted a “minor irregularity,” which may be waived, or in the alternative, rose to a level of deficiency to render a bid non-responsive thereby…

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The MSBCA Clarifies the ’72 hour rule’ for Amending MBE Participation Schedules

In Tech Contracting Company, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (“MSBCA”) clarified the scope of the “72 hour rule” that allows a contractor to make changes to its MBE Participation Schedule after bid submission. In this instance, the prevailing bidder, Forrester Construction, listed an MBE contractor that did not have the proper NAISC code.…

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Bowie & Jensen Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Bowie & Jensen is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication. Matthew Hjortsberg, Mark T. Jensen, William McComas and Michael Siri were all named recipients of this prestigious honor. Each attorney has been selected by their peers…

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Bowie & Jensen Proudly Sponsors CLIA’s ‘Art with a Story’

Bowie & Jensen is a proud sponsor of the Community Law in Action’s (CLIA) upcoming event, Art with a Story. This event will consist of an evening filled with live entertainment, storytelling and visual art to honor Youth Justice Awareness Month. Art with a Story will commence with a powerful gallery exhibit showcasing multimedia self-portraits…

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