New Requirement that All Contractors and Subcontractors Bidding on Public Works Projects Be Register with the Department of Industrial Relations

As a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 854, significant changes were made to Cal. Labor Code §1771.1 and §1725.5. All licensed contracts who work on or intend to work on public works projects must be registered with the California Department of...

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Low bidder denied project after listed DVBE subcontractor found lacking a “commercially useful function”

General contractor C.C. Meyers, Inc. was awarded a Caltrans project to improve a highway in Glendale. Meyers was given a credit in its bid for listing a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise ("DVBE"), Sam's Equipment and Supplies ("Sam's"). Sam's was to furnish...

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