Martin Eng’g, Inc. v. Lexington Cnty. Sch. Dist. One
In Martin Eng’g, Inc. v. Lexington Cnty. Sch. Dist. One, Henry P. Wall obtained further relief for a client and an extension of the holding in Brown and Martin before the South Carolina Supreme Court. In this case, the general contractor and low bidder was allowed to correct its bid while remaining the low bidder on the project due to an inadvertent error and bid mistake. This case was likewise heavily briefed by several industry groups including the American Institute of Architects and a national school association. Taken together, these two cases establish the law of bid mistakes in South Carolina and provide welcome relief for general contractors who unintentionally commit costly math errors in the pressure-packed environment of competitive bidding.
Martin Eng’g, Inc. v. Lexington Cnty. Sch. Dist. One, 365 S.C. 1, 615 S.E.2d 110 (2005).