We are talking about a dispute between two construction companies and Bergen County. Early in July, the county awarded the construction contract for the new justice center to Dobco Inc. The Dobco bid was the lowest responsible bid, the county said, adding that the county's construction expert gave the award the thumbs up.
The second-lowest bidder, Terminal Construction Corp., says there is a major flaw in the Dobco bid and that Dobco has misrepresented the electrical subcontractor listed on the bid as an independent company. Terminal contends that the subcontractor is actually a shell company for Dobco, a ruse that will result in higher costs to the county.