By Skip Smith
Recently, there have been several developments within the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) that increase risk to companies that are doing business with CDOT.
- CDOT has decreased its number of employees over the last five years, resulting in an increased use of consultants.
- The mandatory CDOT dispute resolution process has increasingly failed to resolve disputes.
- CDOT made changes to Standard Specification Section 105 on dispute resolution to foreclose a contractor’s right to any legal, equitable, or administrative relief if the contractor did not provide written notice within 20 days of a dispute and work continuously on its resolution.
- A lawsuit was recently filed that alleges CDOT improperly attempted to influence a Dispute Review Boards (DRB) chair.
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