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Old 05-30-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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It's about giving the perception of fairness, the PNRRA may be very happy with the service provided by the DL, but that's not concrete ground to sole source a contract. Performance within measurable criteria, price and ability to continue performance without degradation are critical in a competitive bidding process.

RBMN clearly feels that they can compete on one or more of those issues, and wants to be given a fair shake at it. The PNRRA should not be able to sole source because someone in the high levels at both the railroad and the authority are good friends and want to preserve that relationship. If RBMN can come in, do the same work at the same level of quality for a lower price, the PNRRA (as a government organization) is responsible to the taxpayers to pursue that option.
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