Texas has all sorts of rules for publicly funded institutions concerning how contractors/vendors are supposed to be selected. If UH followed the rules for the Fertitta Center job, any Alumni who won bids, won them fair and square.
Now, the hiring of the sub-contractors isn’t covered by state law, they just have to be properly qualified for the work. So, whoever the general contractor is, could have hired his brother-in-law as a sub even if he isn’t very good and there’s nothing UH can do about it until and if bad workmanship rears its ugly head.
Does anyone know who UH hired as the project manager? That’s the guy that really is supposed to be our champion and drive the GC and subs to get the job done.