Municipal Law / Bid Protests

Public projects constitute a large portion of the Florida construction market and are excellent opportunities for industry professionals to develop their portfolios. However, public projects are subject to a number of local ordinances that can differ from county to county and from city to city. Parsing municipal codes and bid documents to determine who requires what, and at what time, takes your focus off your bid. The lawyers at Vincent F. Vaccarella, P.A. are ready to provide you with straightforward and concise instructions on how to comply with each requirement.

Once your bid is submitted, the process is far from over. The public construction arena is hyper competitive. Oftentimes low bidders or the highest ranked bidders achieve their status by a virtue of an unfair competitive advantage they have wrongfully been afforded during the process. Our firm has helped level the playing field for many aggrieved bidders and we have published some of the leading case law in the state to ensure fairness in the process. Even though preparing bids costs industry professionals significant amounts of time and money, public entities are entitled to wide discretion in rejecting bids. Should your bid be wrongfully rejected, our attorneys will ensure that your hard work and resources will be preserved if at all possible. Vincent F. Vaccarella, P.A. is ready to assist you with the following and more:

  • Bid Proposals
  • Applications for Pre-Qualification
  • CBE/DBE Qualification
  • Request for Information
  • Request for Clarification
  • Bid Protests
  • Temporary Injunctive Relief
  • Cone of Silence Violations
  • Local Government Prompt Payment Law Violations (§ 218.71, Fla. Stat.)
  • Florida False Claims Act Violations (§ 68.081 Fla. Stat.)