American Society of Civil Engineers

Owner Not Liable for Contractor’s ’Unilateral’ Bid Mistake

by Michael C. Loulakis, (President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Project Strategies, LLC, Reston, VA E-mail: and Lauren P. McLaughlin, (Attorney, Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC, Vienna, Virginia E-mail:

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 81, No. 2, February 2011, pg. 88

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Document type: News Item
Department - The Law
Abstract: If a contractor makes an error in its bid, it can be difficult to prove that the owner knew but didn’t tell.

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