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Lanak & Hanna Prevails in Two Public Works Bid Protests

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Cal Trans Bid

Lanak & Hanna Senior Counsel Mac Cabal represented a general contractor in connection with a California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) public works project.  The general contractor was the low bidder.  However, shortly after bid opening, Caltrans deemed the general contractor’s bid non-responsive due to alleged errors and inconsistencies in the work items and subcontractor completion percentages submitted through the electronic bidding system.

Through deft case law analysis, application, and armed with supporting prior project bids, Mr. Cabal convinced Caltrans’ legal counsel to reverse course.  As a result of legal acumen and aggressive persistence, Caltrans eventually rescinded its prior bid rejection against the general contractor.  Mr. Cabal achieved this result on behalf of the client without even having to file suit. The project is now set to be awarded to the general contractor as the low bidder.


Santa Ana Unified School District Bid

Lanak & Hanna Associate Attorney Lauren Stec successfully protested and defended her general contractor client’s bid in a multi-million-dollar school construction project. Ms. Stec’s general contractor client was originally the second lowest bidder after bid opening. Ms. Stec prevailed by protesting the lowest bidder and defending her client’s bid against a protest by the third lowest bidder. The double win resulted in the school district’s formal to Lanak & Hanna’s general contractor client.

Lanak & Hanna continues to deliver excellent results on behalf of its clients through the power of persistence, persuasion, and perseverance.


For more information please contact Mac Cabal, [email protected] or Lauren Stec, [email protected].


The information contained in this post has been prepared by Lanak & Hanna, P.C. for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice.

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