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Dos and Don’ts of DBE Contract Procurement

Since the 1980s, projects funded by the federal government have come with mandatory DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprises) participation requirements. Similar DBE participation requirements exist at the state and local level in jurisdictions across the country. Designed to increase the participation of minority and women-owned businesses (DBEs) in industries in which they have been historically underrepresented, DBE […]

Cost Controls + Alternatives to Litigation

When faced with litigation, whether pursuing a contractor or owner that failed to pay you, or whether you are being pursued for payment, there are many options available which may help reduce time, expenses and delays associated with traditional litigation. Here are four to consider: 1. Mediation Mediation is a non-binding settlement negotiation conduced with […]