• 12 minutes

Differences Between Public and Private Bidding


From the contract to wages the differences are vast.

For private projects, as long as the terms of the contracts are legal, the world is their oyster. For public projects, that’s another story. Private parties can make a construction contract of their liking and are only limited by the ability to pay, their business practices and the market condition. Public projects have a multitude of rules they need to follow. This video reviews the differences that private and public projects are faced with when it comes to contract formation, bonds and security, and prevailing wages.

Runtime: 12 minutes



Emily Kromke

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

Emily A. Kromke

  • Senior Counsel with Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.
  • Dedicated her practice to handling the broad needs of contractors, from navigating public bidding rules to filing mechanic’s lien


  • Represents a variety of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in wide ranging construction and business disputes including public works, scheduling claims, bid disputes, contract claims, change orders, mechanic's liens andstop notices, bond claims, labor claims, licensing issues and construction defect matters
  • Considerable trial experience including jury and bench trials and advises public works contractor clients as general counsel in a variety of business, litigation, labor and construction matters
  • Received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Constitutional Law I, NaturalResources Law, Environmental Law, International Law
  • Published: The California Legislature's Response to Merrill v. Navegar: AnAnalysis, Whittier Law Review, Spring 2003
  • J.D. degree, Whittier Law School, summa cum laude; B.A. degree, Brigham Young University
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or [email protected]

Jennifer Tung

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Attorney with Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.
  • Focuses her practice on a broad array of matters, including breach of contract claims and construction litigation
  • Represents a diverse client base, including both owners and contractors
  • Published author of various topics
  • J.D. degree, Southern California; B.A. degree, University of California San Diego
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or [email protected]

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