AG Rejects Bricklayer Bid Protest

The Attorney General's Office dealt a blow to Local 3 Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers by rejecting their bid protest on the new Lowell Judicial Center. The bricklayers challenged DCAMM's decision to place installation of the rain screen under the construction manager instead of in the masonry bid package. The AG also ruled that awarding authorities, and not the state Division of Labor Standards, has the discretion to "determine whether the work is customarily performed by a specific trade."