FACTS about Public Roofing Procurement, and Oversight. Copyright 2010 by Robert R. Solomon

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Public Roofing Procurement, through Purchasing Cooperatives : The scam that steals from our schools."

Friends:

"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. 

http://www.garlandco.com/procurement/14-5903_Addendum_1.pdf


A sixth grader can figure out what's going on here.  Garland, nor Tremco, offer 'value" by any means or measurable unit.  


obfuscate 




verb (used with object)obfuscated, obfuscating.
1.
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
2.
to make obscure or unclear:
to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
3.
to darken.

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.  


https://www.uscommunities.org/suppliers/garlanddbs-inc/garlanddbs-inc-contract/

Garland/DBS Inc. Contract

Roofing Supplies and Services, Waterproofing and Related Products and Services
Lead Agency:
Cobb County, Georgia
3 year initial term, January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
Option to renew for (2) additional (1) year periods
Postings
Number of suppliers who responded to RFP: 1
Posting Information:Date Posted:
·         U.S. Communities Current SolicitationsFeb 14-March 13, 2014
·         Canadian MERX Public TendersFeb 14-March 13, 2014
·         Onvia DemandStarFeb 14-March 13, 2014
·         Cobb CountyFeb 14-March 13, 2014
·         Association of Oregon CountiesFeb 14-March 13, 2014
·         State of Hawaii and OregonFeb 14-March 13, 2014

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Long Form:
http://www.garlandco.com/procurement/ITB_14-5903.pdf#search="purchasing cooperatives"
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http://www.garlandco.com/educational/ytr/best-value-tax-dollars.html

Delivering the Best Value for Taxpayer Dollars


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http://www.garlandco.com/procurement/14-5903_RESPONSE_PKG_FOR_WEB.pdf
Fake RFP response.
Fake sign in sheet.
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Garland apology tour:
http://www.garlandco.com/our-story/quality-performance/roofing-scam.html
"Administrators have a "right".
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http://www.garlandco.com/procurement/ohio-contract.html

Notice, emblazoned across the page is:
Projects Awarded on “Best Value” Rather than Lowest Price
THIS CONTRACT IS BASED OFF OF THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) CONTRACTS, ALLOWING STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES TO PURCHASE GOODS AND SERVICES WITH THE ASSURANCE THAT THE COMPETITIVE BID PROCESS HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
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https://www.uscommunities.org/about/advisory-board/
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https://www.uscommunities.org/resources/coop-standards/

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I've asked U.S. Communities (David Kidd) for a current price list, as they no longer use the Roth,. Simon, Garland, and abused Firestone numbers.  I can prove it, just like I can  prove anything else I say.

The fact is they haven't gotten any 'competitive pricing",   They got ONE reply to their RFP, and that ought to tell you something.  Not everyone is equipped to handle such blatant abuse by Purchasing Cooperatives.

NEVER BUY A ROOF THROUGH A PURCHASING COOPERATIVE.

NEVER.  NEVER.  NEVER.

You will get soaked by a manufacturer costing about 40% MORE than honorable manufacturer's like Firestone, GAF, Barrett, Johns Manville, Carlisle Syntec, Sika, and others.

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. 

If you have a problem:  RobertRSolomon@aol.com

I will help you.

NOTE: Retired 2003, I do not solicit, nor accept compensation, or personal advancement of any kind.

I am thankful for the time you spend with me here.  

Reject negativity in all forms, and always remember to keep looking "UP".

You can see me on LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrsolomon

Respect.

Robert R. "Ron" Solomon
Director, Roof Consultant's Alliance
Public Procurement Analyst
CCC 1325620















  




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