Bid protest decisions regarding disputed public construction contracts in Massachusetts are now available online under a transparency initiative announced Wednesday by Attorney General Martha Coakley. The database available on the attorney general's web site covered decisions dating back to 2003 and also includes some decisions from 1989 until 2002 with more on the way. In a statement, Coakley said the decisions help ensure that contracts are awarded in a fair and transparent manner and said the decisions offer guidance to state agencies, cities and towns, and contractors. The attorney general's Bid Unit has been enforcing public bidding laws since 1993, when it assumed the responsibility from the former Department of Labor and Industries.
These and other agency decisions are available from our Mass. Agency and Commission Decisions and Bulletins.