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Thank you for your follow up.
Did the landlord's company bill the tenant for any demolition that was done without tenant's authorization?
Generally, in a similar situation, the landlord's bid would not have any priority / preference over any other GC bids and if the landlord tries to somehow block or delay any construction work, if the tenant chooses a different contractor, then the tenant would generally be able to pursue legal action based on the breach of the lease terms, since the lease terms specifically state that the landlord cannot so anything to unreasonably hold up / delay approvals required for tenant's construction.
Generally, given the situation, it might be a good idea to get an experienced local business law attorney on board and to have this attorney send a stern notice to the landlord advising him of the tenant's position and the fact that legal action would be pursued, shall landlord fail to comply with the terms of the commercial lease or in some other way block or delay any approvals required for the future construction. This way the situation / issue can be documented and the landlord can be put on notice that his attempts to pressure the tenant to accept his exorbitant bid would not be tolerated and will warrant proper legal action if the landlord doesn't cease such attempts.
I wish you the best of luck!