AG Coakley's Office Launches Bid Protest Document Search on AG Website
Bid Protest Decisions Now Available to Public in Online Searchable Database
"Bid protest decisions play an important role in the public bidding process of public projects. These decisions help to ensure that public construction contracts are awarded in a fair and transparent manner and that public funds are spent only after a competitive process aimed at ensuring that contracts are awarded to the lowest, responsible and eligible bidder," AG Coakley said. "Our bid decisions provide guidance to state agencies, cities and towns, and contractors regarding the public construction bidding laws and provide insight to citizens into the ways in which their tax dollars are both spent and safeguarded."
The Attorney General's Office plays a unique role in the enforcement of the public bidding laws. Since 1993, with the transfer of enforcement of the public construction bidding laws from the former Department of Labor and Industries, the AG's Bid Unit has been enforcing the bidding laws. As part of its investigations, the Bid Unit often holds bid protest hearings and issues decisions concerning its findings. For more information on the AG's role in enforcing the state's public bidding laws, visit the office's website here.