Mississippi public entities undertaking construction projects face comprehensive public contracting statutes and a contentious claims environment, which combine to pose legal and practice challenges unique to public construction.
- General rules for public contracts
- Bid errors
- Schedule related contract clauses
- Differences between public works and private projects
- Ethical considerations
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I. General Rules For Public Contracts In Mississippi
A. Uniqueness Of Public Contracts
B. The Requirements For Change Orders Or Amendments
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II. Bidding Public Contracts
A. Bidding A Construction Job In Mississippi
B. Bid Errors
C. Bid Contests In Mississippi
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III. Schedules And Time
A. Schedule Related Contract Clauses
B. Claims For Delay, Acceleration Or Suspension
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IV. Public Bonds – 'The Little Miller Act'
A. Differences Between Public Works And Private Projects
B. Persons And Claims Covered
C. Notice Requirements For Claimants
D. Applicable Time Limits And Procedures
E. Obligations Of The Surety
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V. The Federal Miller Act
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VI. Ethical Issues And Public Contracts
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VII. Questions And Answers