Overview

Burns has served as the design and construction project counsel for the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) for over 10 years, handling dozens of projects throughout the Commonwealth’s nine-campus state university system.

In this role, we support and advise MSCBA administrators, project managers, and other staff on contract development and procurement. Our team provides legal counsel on public construction statutes and regulations, public procurement matters, project delivery methods, public bidding, claims mitigation and avoidance, bid protests, and other dispute resolution.

We have developed standard contract forms to reflect significant changes in Massachusetts construction law, the advancement of construction management services, the integration of designer services, the implementation of an electronic bidding platform, and advance the modernization and standardization of MSCBA’s procurement documents and processes.

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