Beyond the Bottom Line

Wei, Norman
April 2011
Pollution Engineering;Apr2011, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p12
Trade Publication
The article offers the author's insights on the purchasing policy of companies for various contracts. The author cites the case of a hydroelectric power plant project in which a painting contractor with no safety rating and had U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations was solely hired by the company since it was the lowest bidder. It suggests the significance of reducing the scope of a project and increasing the budget instead of hiring an unqualified contractor.


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