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    Anthony Niccoli has extensive experience representing contractors, subcontractors, school districts, public entities, and special districts for a full range of construction issues, including licensing, contract drafting ...

It is not an uncommon practice for unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors to “borrow” a licensed contractor’s license by designating a genuine licensee as a responsible managing employee (“RME”), even though that RME has little to do with supervising the work or managing the company.  Some of our school and community college district clients have suffered from poor work done by contractors ...

For those school and community college districts (and other public agencies) that have opted into the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act ("UCAA"), at Public Contract Code Section 22000 et seq., your flexibility just increased.  Back on July 1, 2011, Assembly Bill 943 increased the formal bidding threshold amount for public agencies that have opted into UCAA from $125,000 to $175,000.  Correspondingly, the safe harbor triggered when all bids received exceed the formal bidding threshold, and the governing body of the public agency adopts a resolution by a four-fifths vote to award informally within the safe harbor, rose from $137,500 to $187,500.

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