b'Tremco - Strategies and Methods Continued from page 5 West Carrollton$150,000lessthantheboardProprietaryJobs atroof or d their own plans Roofaraw "MichaelBarhorst,formerexpected to pay, Landers said.Glancebasedonin-housee rt xpebusiness m rWest Car TremcorepresentativessaidBy Steve Spencer- Daytonilyknowledge. anage forDaro I Ito nthe pricediffer NewsfJPlansspecifyhighquality Schools,saidence doesn\'tgeneric roofing suppliesbe "We are nottaketo whenthedis into account theirAnatomy of a Proprietaryused that are not restricted to trict wantedtosupportive ofbetterqualityRoof Jobamanufacturer. single replace two ele installation0"Roofmanufacturingcom @The plans also containgenmentary schoolproprietary specs.p sswhichpanysalespersono erstoeralqualitycontrolproviroce ffroofs, a Tcanproduceawrite job d iption for pub sions. remcoWe want to keep theescrsalesmanlonger-lastingIschoolreplacement,eLocal roofersing on the icbiddpromisedtobidding as open androof. "We offer apromisingasavingstospecificationsarenot writeabidsuperiorschool o ials because theyrestricted to a single manufair as possible."fficspecificationp ss,"Hartwillavoidarchitecturalorfacturer a propose obtainroce nd thatwouldbe-Bob Popesaid.Butconsulting fees.ingmaterialsfromvarious opentomanyBarhorst said the@But the resulting plans call formanufacturers. Competition manufacturers.schooldidn\'thigh-priced materials madeoccursbothonmaterials "We didn\'t want it topropri sacrificequality."Intheendonlybytheusedabend etary,"Barhorstsaid."Theyanalysis, we are pleased with themanufacturerlabor rates." toItthe costs promised us thatcompan way itout."be itabyAprivate otheriesworkedns lied couit." T t\'swhat thethemanufac state ofcom ny Id meetha notOhiopa can school got,dCambruzzi,Keeping Bidding Competitiveturer approvedhave a closed sai Johntaxpayers 25-to-30 an and technical expert"Bob Pope, executive directorIinstallers.specinour ma agerocal with the Denver-based Schullerof the 300-member O o@T specifica percent moreeconomy - it~ hi Roofinghe competingwhenever International, Inc., aContractorsAssociation,saidtions for the jobis its choice m turer that ended up sup p Iofficials should be vigilantalsocontainIf an adminis~ anufac ub ic plying material forjob.in avoiding non-competitive sit languagethatthese wired-uptratorfora the Thespecificationswereuations. "It\'s a hot issue and ahinderscom publicentity released April 24 and all bids hadconcern tor us," he said, "We arepetitionbyspecifications areallowsa to be submitted two days laternotsupportiveofproprietaryrequiring othermabyused."nufacturer April 26. The bid specificationsspecs. We want tothe bid manufacturerstowriteits keep statedm couldbeding as open and fair as possi to submit mate- - Chuck Bechtelspecs lo r aterialsfree "Tremco, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio orble."rials toexten- and to beits approved equal."T t still keptDayton roofer Chuck Bechtel,sivelab testing or produceconsultant for- it should not ha free the requirements proprietary, saidpastpresidentof theNationalexten documentationbe naive eno hbelieve that it siveonug to Mark Lan the West Carroll Roofing Contractors Associationfactory "quality."is actually going to get fair aders,nd ton school board vice president,said,"Ohiohasmuch to lose9Man acturers\' installers bidlegitimatecom As uf petition. strumentalthe erouslishe articlin in throwing out theunlesstheroofreplacementon the job knowing thatynum pub des and Tremco-designedspecsbeforeindustrysre"will all have to pay theoccurrences arou the country ha mo competition. samend thewere opened. "Or equal"Bechtel said, "It costs the sta offor themanufacturer\'s sup havesh thispracticehas bidsteown, m nothingifitiswrittenOhio taxpayers 25-to-30 percentplies. The onlycompeti been, and can be, very expensive eansreal aroundonespecification,saidmore w never these wired-uption is on labor r for the owner. he ates. Landers, agovernment con specifications are use " U.S.d.tract lawyer. "A contractor mightHow a RoofWorks job meet six of seven (specifications)Without Proprietary Specs but then that\'s not equal." After aoSchool o contract with fficials flurry of protests from roo thearchitect/consultant to draw fers, school issued revised specifica up plansfor a replacement tions based on an architect\'s recdatommen ion. The project was completed for $524,000-at least'