R.L. Brink Corp. 'vindicated' after court ruling
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Four weeks ago, a Quincy area construction contractor appealed an Illinois Department of Transportation suspension which came about after prompting from local labor leaders. The court recently ruled in R. L. Brink Corp.'s favor.
The company was suspended for 120 days from participating on any construction project involving IDOT based on violations of the Illinois Procurement Code.
Brink works on asphalt paving, concrete work and excavating. The company is also a frequent contractor for the City of Quincy, Adams County Highway Department and some of the County's townships.
In a statement released Friday, the company said it was pleased by the court's most recent rulings.
"The court ruled that our due process rights had been violated and took the necessary steps to remedy the injustice. Both R.L. Brink Corp, its officers and employees feel vindicated. We look forward to completing the Quincy Maintenance project once we are given the Notice to Proceed. The court issued a Preliminary Injunction which prohibits IDOT from directly or indirectly enforcing its suspension of August 22, 2012."
The court also issued a Rule to Show Cause against the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation as to why she should not be held in contempt of court for violating a prior court order.
The alleged violations were misclassifications of Brink employees on IDOT projects and alleged the falsifying of documents related to the reporting of employees' duties to IDOT. The department alleges this was done to circumvent the Responsible Bidder Provision of contract bidding.