Whatcha wanna bet that this was a non-competitive bid, too?
"Whatcha wanna bet Cheney's been working behind the scenes the past few days getting all the paperwork in order for this?"Wanna bet he wasn't? What odds will you give me?
Well, he's nowhere in sight, that's for sure. When was the last time we saw him anyway?
"Whatcha wanna bet that this was a non-competitive bid, too?"You lose.Halliburton hired for storm cleanupThe Houston Chronicle Sept. 1, 2005 The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so. KBR was assigned the work under a "construction capabilities" contract awarded in 2004 after a competitive bidding process. The company is not involved in the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to repair New Orleans' levees.
That's good to know then. At least this time there was competitive bidding involved. But given that Halliburton's been given contracts without bidding in the past, I was naturally more than a little leary when I first read this.
"But given that Halliburton's been given contracts without bidding in the past, I was naturally more than a little leary when I first read this."Sometimes the bidding process can take weeks to months. Do you think that the victims of a disaster area have time to wait around for the bidding process to be completed?
No, but some competition is still a good thing at this juncture. Wouldn't want a company charging $500 million for a $100 million job, would ya?
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