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Construction Law Group News - May 2012

May 10, 2012

Massachusetts Building Code Trumps Local Ordinances

The Supreme Judicial Court held last week that a town or municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts cannot enforce by local ordinance a requirement that is m ore restrictive than the State Building Code.

Awarding Authorities' Review of Responsible Bidders is Not Limited to DCAM Certification

When an awarding authority is reviewing whether a bidder is responsible under M.G.L. c. 149 § 44A(2)(D), its review is not limited to DCAM's certification file and the bidder's update statement.  Rather, the awarding authority may conduct its own investigation.

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