C.S. McCrossan Construction Inc. is challenging a decision made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) “Civil Rights Division” which has denied their bid to construct part of the new St. Croix River bridge project due to a lack of participation by “disadvantaged businesses.”
“Disadvantaged businesses” are considered any business which is not owned by a white male, or a majority of white males.
Although McCrossan has the highest technical score, and has offered the lowest price, ($6 Million cheaper than the next bidder) they are apparently 6.1 percent ‘whiter’ than the other bridge-builders.
Ames Construction and Lunda Construction achieved 16.7 percent for disadvantaged business participation, while McCrossan had a disadvantaged business participation of 10.6 percent.
via: Pioneer Press
h/t The Late Debate