By: Scott K. Semple, Esq. and Adam J. Reese, Esq.
Davagian Grillo & Semple LLP
As described in Revoli Construction Co., Inc. v. City of Quincy, Decision on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Norfolk Superior Court C.A. No. 1882CV00566, the City of Quincy issued an invitation to bid on a water main improvement project in April 2018, which split the bidding into two phases. Phase A was for water main improvements in one part of Quincy, and Phase B was for such improvements in another part of the City. Bidders were permitted to submit bids for one or both phases. The bid documents specified that if the same bidder was low for both Phase A and Phase B, the City reserved the right to award one of the two contracts to the second-low bidder if it was “in the best interest of the City of Quincy to do so...”