House Bills Would Soften Big Contractors' Bid Edge

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Two bipartisan bills were introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday that are intended to put smaller contractors on a more even footing with their larger competitors when bidding for government construction jobs.

Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., introduced the Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2012 to ban the use of reverse auctions for construction services, while Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., introduced the Design Build Efficiency and Jobs Act to implement a new two-phase process for design-build contract bids. Both bills have Democratic Party backers,...
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