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Can the architect force a contractor to use a specific

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Can the architect force...

Can the architect force a contractor to use a specific vendor on a federally funded project even though the specifications list several approved manufacturers?

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New Mexico

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We bid a project based on the plans and specifications which list acceptable manufacturers, we used and submitted on one of those manufacturers. A specific vendor who was not low but who has a personal relationship with the architect came to us and threatened that our Submittals would not be approved unless we used their package even though the package we submitted meets or exceeds the contract specifications.

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It has been over a month since we submitted products for approval and we have received no feedback.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Business Law
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