Hadens Engineering Company Ltd v Sligo and Leitrim County Councils

CourtDistrict Court (Ireland)
Judgment Date01 January 1941
Date01 January 1941
(Dist. Ct.),
Hadens Engineering Co. Ltd
Sligo and Leitrim County Councils

"Bona fide" - Return of deposit - Exorbitant price - Evidence of alleged collusion.

The defendants, who were local authorities, advertised for tenders for the carrying out of certain works, and required that a small deposit be made along with each tender, the deposit to be returned to the tenderers "in the case of bona fide tenders which have been rejected." The defendants refused to return the deposit of the plaintiffs, one of the tenderers, on the ground that, as alleged, the tender was exorbitant and appeared to have been prepared in collusion with other tenderers. Held, that the defendants were boundto return the...

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