"Fair Competition" is the law, and may not be replaced by "Sole Source", "Line Item". "Job Order Account", "Proprietary Specifications". All terms used to defraud you, the taxpayers.
They will also try to make the roof replacement an "Emergency" and thereby avoid the bidding process. Instead, some "Committee" without the slightest knowledge of roofing will make that choice for you.
First, I will show you the Cobb County "Sign In" sheet. Tell me if it looks like the outcome is predetermined.
Please review pages 4 and 5 before continuing. Looks like half of Garland's sales force was called to attend. It's so corrupt, that most manufacturers won't go through a wasted exercise. I wouldn't.
A sixth grader can figure out what's going on here. Garland, nor Tremco, offer 'value" by any means or measurable unit.
Garland, nor Tremco will ever "Bid" anything, because their sales model is designed to take advantage of administrators, and public works, ONLY. If they're so competitive, how come I've never seen them used ONCE on any open, fairly bid, project?
It's all "sizzle' and no "steak" folks.
Garland/DBS Inc. Contract
Option to renew for (2) additional (1) year periods
Delivering the Best Value for Taxpayer Dollars
Reward "Honorable" manufacturers by writing P.O.'s to them. They don't steal your money, they "Bid" on work. THAT, I respect.
SHUN, AVOID, REJECT, AND CONDEMN PROCUREMENT OF ROOFING THROUGH PURCHASING COOPERATIVES.
ALL THE "WE COMPETE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO" IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE. There is no truth in the comment, and anyone with a lick of sense will concur.
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Robert R. "Ron" Solomon
Director, Roof Consultant's Alliance
Public Procurement Analyst