Below, you will read that the Manufacturer (Tremco) acted as the salesman, consultant, and manufacturer. This is patently illegal in Public Works Projects.
I guarantee you SDSU fell for the "we handle it all" sales line. ONE MANUFACTURER with absolutely no reason to compete. SDSU didn't do 10 minutes of homework to find out about Tremco. Tremco does not, and will not, "compete" for anything, period.
California is very bad about this "Exclusionary" theme, and it shows up as red ink.
Type "Tremco school roofing scam" into your browser, and do the same on YouTube. There are no shortage of projects similar to SDSU. Tremco was also fined $61,000,000.00 by the DOJ, and is now being sued by the SEC. SDSU would have known all this but didn't bother.
In this case, everyone got what they deserved. Everyone but the taxpayers of course.
NEVER BUY A ROOF THROUGH A PURCHASING COOPERATIVE!!
Tremco, which was acting as a consultant on the project and recommended the use of Tremfix; and subcontractor Sylvester Roofing of Escondido, California, for releasing coal tar pitch volatiles into the structure.