Considered by me as the "Reference Standard" of all things roofing. When roofing, or reroofing a structure, be sure to have a qualified roof consultant who is an RCI member as part of your team.
By now, I don't think it's a secret that our government (all governments really) cannot efficiently spend money. Each day, I receive examples of "No Compete" bids, or contracts in public works. Today, I received two for example, and they are both schools shutting out everyone but their "Preferred Vendor".
There is a real groundswell forming in opposition to "Purchasing Co-Op's", and predatory sales models based entirely upon "Exclusion" of all competition. "Line Item" bids aren't bids at all, and no "Competition" has occurred. "Competition" that is required in all 50 States, all Territories and Provinces of Canada.
"Coalition for Procurement Reform" is a friend to roofers, and ALL TAXPAYERS!
Please look them up, and see what you can do: