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Maybe "bidding" needs to be defined.  Bidding at an auction, for example,
includes re submitting a new "bid" as and when levels of "bidding" become
known.  Maybe this IS what is happening in the construction industry?

Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
Victoria BC

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)>
To: SEAOC Newsletter <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 1:36 PM
Subject: bidding [was: (Over-Runs)]

>>IMO, when you allow "bidding" of engineering services, this is what you'll
>Exactly how do you avoid 'bidding' on a job, anyway. What is the
>difference between bidding and submitting a quote for some specified work
>where the client has other quotes coming in for the same work? This may
>have been explained to me some time ago, but it didn't register.
>Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
>chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
>___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)