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HTMLNew Effort to Increase Competition at the Grand Canyon
Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015
Over the decades that Xanterra and its predecessors have held the contract at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, it built up a Leasehold Surrender Interest of some $200 million which it would, of course, be entitled to collect from any new contractor that the Park Service might select when the...

 

Adobe PDFWho is and Who is Not Covered by a Public Project Miller Act Payment Bond?
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2014
The Miller Act, codified at 40 U.S.C. §§ 3131-3134, represents a Congressional effort to protect those supplying labor and material for the construction of federal public buildings or public works in lieu of the protections they might otherwise receive under state statutes if engaged in...

 

HTMLBidding and Performing Public Works Contracts in Other States
Todd M. Heffner; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Working in a new state can present many new opportunities, but it also comes with many challenges. You cannot assume that the new state’s laws will be identical to your own. Some issues that might come up include: registration and licensing requirements, anti-indemnity statutes, bonding and...

 

HTMLBuilding the Impenetrable Brick Wall of Project Documentation
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
Early in my career as a project manager, years before becoming a lawyer, my manager called me into his office and assigned me to a large new project. He explained that the project owner had a reputation for being very litigious, and he needed me to aggressively manage the project to avoid costly...

 

HTMLState Payment Bond Statutes: Navigating "Little Miller Acts"
Stephen J. Kelleher; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Contractors working on public contracts may perform for a number of public owners across a variety of jurisdictions. While it is always prudent for a contractor to know the contractual requirements of each jurisdiction, it is even more important to do so when crossing state lines. All states have...

 

HTMLIdentification of Public Project Payment Bond Claimants
Harry Z. Rippeon; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Prime contractors working on public projects are often required to provide a payment bond to ensure adequate financial protection for those subcontractors and suppliers providing labor, materials, equipment, or other services. For federal government projects, this requirement is contained in the...

 

HTMLProcedural Differences for Claims on Standard Form Performance and Payment Bonds
Jonathan R. Mayo; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Construction suretyship is a three-part relationship in which a surety provides performance and payment bonds guarantying the performance of a contractor to an owner and the contractor’s subcontractors and suppliers. A contractor may also demand performance and payment bonds from its...

 

HTMLDiscretionary Protection - State Bonding Requirements in P3 Projects
Vianney Lopez; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) have become an increasingly popular procurement method for public projects. P3s refer to the partnership between a public government agency—which can be federal, state, or local—and a private entity. The private entity’s role in...

 

HTMLMinimize the Inherent Risk in "Scope Bidding" by Amending Your Form Subcontract
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
Subcontractors must exercise particular care if the project specifications are performance specifications or otherwise described by so-called “scope” criteria. A scope specification is one that describes the general scope of the project in terms of design, dimension, and major...

 

HTMLA Primer on the Miller Act's Federal Bonding Requirements
Daniel M. Carrico; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014
If you have ever been involved with a federal construction project—either as a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or surety—you have probably had to deal with the Miller Act. That’s not surprising. Few pieces of legislation are more ubiquitous when it comes to construction work...

 


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