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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Waste of money

Why is LLNS paying a time and material contractor to remove trees and level dirt for LVOC. They could not get a contractor out here to do it for one price? Seems like a very expensive way to get the work done.


Anonymous said...

Typically, we (LLNL) are not too good at defining the EXACT scope of the job, and then sticking to it. Many contractors know that, and bid low to get the job, knowing that they'll be able to hit us with a hefty cost for the inevitable change. If you suspect that your scope is ill-defined up front, T&M can be the cheapest way to get the job done. There are many examples of this at LLNL.

Anonymous said...

The management wrote a memo for the VSP: "Remove all deadwood" . Unfortunately, it was interpreted wrong.

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