Federal Bill Would Require Bid Listing

Kegler Brown Construction Newsletter

At the insistence of ASA, H.R. 4012 has been introduced in Congress to require subcontractor bid listing on federal projects over $1,000,000 in an effort to eliminate "bid shopping" or "bid peddling."

A subcontractor relied upon on bid day could only be substituted for good cause and with the consent of the contracting officer. Among other sanctions, a contractor replacing a subcontractor without consent would face sizeable liquidated damages.