When resolving a public building construction or public works construction bid protest, the Attorney General's Office applies the applicable and relevant law to the facts that are found at the hearing. The applicable law is derived from three sources: statutory law, case law, and prior bid protest decisions from the former Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) and the Attorney General's Office.
The Massachusetts General Laws Annotated contain the statutes and a Notes of Decision section which list many relevant public bidding decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court.
The Attorney General's bid protest decisions are now available online by clicking the link below:
This database covers Attorney General bid protest decisions going back to 2003, with various decisions from 1989-2002. Bid decisions are organized by year and the decision date, with the most recent decision at the top. The decisions are also searchable by awarding authority, protestor, key word, contractor, or attorney handling the protest. For more information, please contact the Bid Protest Unit at 617-963-2371 or AGOBidUnit@state.ma.us.
The Office's bid protest decisions are also available at the Francis X. Bellotti Library, in the John W. McCormack Building, at One Ashburton Place, Boston and available to members of the Social Law Library. For more information, visit the Social Law Library website.