Low bidder on pool
By Charles Edwardson
January 25, 2010
When the city or borough looks for bids on many local jobs they
have to pay for out of the budget we provide with taxes, they
look for the low bidder, and claim procurement dictates low bidder
wins. But on large capitol projects that the borough or city
looks to acquire a bid for with money provided with bond issues
and "play money", also ultimately provided with payment
by (us) taxpayers, the low bid requirement seems to be manipulated
some how, I.E. value engineering (Schoenbar), experience ratings
(Schoenbar), references (Veneer Mill), job history (Third Ave
by-pass), best in the business (ULTRA VIOLET WATER TREATMENT
PLANT), blah, blah, blah. Anyone can write a good resume.
These judgment calls have yet
to succeed, and historically these judgment calls by the respective
governments seem to be the wrong one. This last one picking the
highest bidder will be no different I fear. I must say individually
each assembly member, city councilman is an outstanding citizen,,
but collectively reminiscent of that arctic lemming documentary
on the Discovery channel running towards the edge of a cliff
as long as the lead lemming (management) is convinced of their
direction. By golly why go against the grain, full speed ahead.
I have not written this publication for a while, and after being
kind of sarcastic lately I'll probably cool it for a while, but
the news reporting on city council and borough assembly decisions,
begs for responses with their ridiculous headlines and decisions.
254-9000 if you want to call and put me in my place and educate
me on these very complex issues.
About: " I can't help
myself I'm sitnews dependent & I have an addiction to sarcasm"
Received January 22, 2009 -
Published January 25, 2010
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