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Local Construction Company Files A Bid Protest With Allegany County

June 23rd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

As reported last week by WCBC, the owner of a local construction company has filed a bid protest with Allegany County over the bidding process for a $3 million contract for a shell building in the Barton Business Park. Gary Imes, the owner of Lashley Construction of Frostburg, has hired Thomas & Libowitz, P.A., a Baltimore law firm, to pursue the protest. The contract was awarded to Belt Construction on June 5 by Allegany County commissioners.  A notice to proceed with construction has been put on hold pending the protest. Typically, the low bidder gets the job and if additions are made they’re negotiated, he said. Perhaps complicating things for the county, at least in terms of the appearance of how this process was handled, is the fact that Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr. voted against it. Brodie said he doesn’t question the legality of the design bid process; he simply is not a fan of it….





 

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