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05-22-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
ftr I was stating the bolded just in general terms and not specific to Structal. Thats why I said slippery slope and reflecting concern with where things could lead to in the future. How would the economy be if some firm wanted to build a massive condo tower and felt forced to pick lowest bids? I'm just stating that in general terms.

As far as the regional Calgary plant at least thats good for Alberta, if not for Edmonton. So Edmonton public $ going out to feed Quebec and Calgary then. I feel so much better about that.
We aren't forced to take lowest bidder unless that's how the bid is setup.

The reason it's been outsourced is because the companies in Edmonton aren't being forced to work for so cheap. Why you might ask, because they have enough work in this economy. It's actually probably a good sign that things are being outsourced.

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