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RE: Bidding ethics

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This is true, and it is the "invisible hand" at work again.

The adage is "you get what you pay for." It has achieved adage-status for a
very good reason.

But the operative principle here is that you have your CHOICE: Price or
performance, with the hope of a convergent set in there somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: JCohen [mailto:jccpc(--nospam--at)email.msn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 8:58 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Bidding ethics


Personally, I don't recommend it. Give the project to a contractor for a
fair price and the contractor will, hopefully, give you a fair performance
within their ability. Give the project to a contractor after knocking them
down to a no profit job, or less, and you will have a nightmare of change
orders, inadequate supervision and other cost-cutting measures. In the end,
the client will pay more for your fees, shortened lifetime and possible
litigation costs for non-compliance with project specifications by the
contractor.