Spiniello Companies has a lock on Baltimore’s sewer contracts. They’ve been awarded more than $100 million since 2010, most notably on “urgent need” contracts where sewers are breaking and the Department of Public Works has neither the time nor inclination to seek out competitive bids.
The Livington, N.J., company apparently has another lock on the city – the ability to win lucrative settlements on completed contracts through aggressive lawyering.
A year ago, the contractor secured $518,000 extra by invoking the Variation in Estimated Quantities (VEQ) clause in a sewer contract.
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