It seems like I'm always writing about the "Bad Guys" who bring shame to our discipline,and harm taxpayers; but today will be quite the opposite, and far more rewarding. Certainly for me, and hopefully, for you too.
I'd like to share an exceptional article written by my friend, Mr. Brian Gardiner. Brian is well known to members of RCI, He's worked tirelessly on their behalf, and fair minded people everywhere.
Brian's article is accurate, reasonable, and fair (typical of Brian). My fondness for him is genuine, and well earned. Brian stood by me, when I had no one. Another admission is that we are a bit different in temperament. Brian being the more educated, accredited, and experienced, while I struggle with aggressiveness, and a somewhat mercurial temper. A character flaw I'm working on.
Please read "Interface'" RCI's publication. It is imperative for anyone who considers themselves a "Professional".
Every school board in this country should read it, print it, and tape it to the wall.
The full article may be found here.
I'll share a little of it below, but to get the full effect, PLEASE read the article in full.
EVALUATING TWO METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT
Staking my reputation, will tell you that if Brian Gardiner says it, it's true. Truly, one of the most honorable, and capable men I know. It is impossible for me to give higher praise. The discipline needs him, and about 1,000 more like him. If not 1,000, I'll settle for just one.
I wish I could list the names of everyone who's helped me, and the discipline, but I can't, lest they be ostracized. We are free people, but cannot bid on projects using our own tax dollars.
If anyone wants to correct me, by all means, do. Every word I say is backed by public record, so please make your comment fact based. as I cannot debate emotion.
Thank you kindly for spending valuable time with me here, and know how desperately I appreciate it.
NOTE: Retired 2003, do not solicit nor accept compensation or personal advancement of any kind.
Reject negativity in all forms and always remember to keep looking "UP".
Robert R. Solomon
Public Procurement Anaslyst'
State Certified CCC 1325620
Note: I do not contract, or work for anyone. I maintain my credentials as reference only.