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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 02:54 PM
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19. That arrangement is actually quite common
Prime/sub-contractors and all that. It's very common for a big company like GD to respond to and be awarded a lucrative solicitation only to outsource final design/assembly to sub-contractos. Some mom-and-pop contractors might have phenomenal products, but get squeezed by the big boys, so they sometimes have no option but to piggyback.
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     - I tease  policypunk   Jun-18-08 01:57 PM   #10 
     - No it won't. Boeing suffered consequences for that fraud.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 02:43 PM   #14 
        - bullshit!  policypunk   Jun-18-08 03:00 PM   #20 
           - Amazing, isnt it?  OwnedByFerrets   Jun-18-08 04:33 PM   #30 
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  - Boeing was rejected for criteria that were NOT specified in the RFP  Squatch   Jun-18-08 01:49 PM   #6 
     - False  policypunk   Jun-18-08 01:55 PM   #9 
        - The GAO disagrees with you.  Squatch   Jun-18-08 02:07 PM   #11 
           - The GAO is getting Duncan Hunter and Maria Cantwell off their ass  policypunk   Jun-18-08 02:14 PM   #12 
           - Nah, that's not it.  Squatch   Jun-18-08 02:21 PM   #13 
           - And their ruling makes sense. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 02:47 PM   #16 
              - I agree...  Squatch   Jun-18-08 02:49 PM   #17 
                 - Since Airbus didn't design the plane that the contract proposal asked for  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 02:51 PM   #18 
                    - That arrangement is actually quite common  Squatch   Jun-18-08 02:54 PM   #19 
                       - That's not what I meant.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 03:00 PM   #21 
                          - Aha...I see. It's been a long day.  Squatch   Jun-18-08 03:02 PM   #23 
                          - again false  policypunk   Jun-18-08 03:12 PM   #24 
                             - Yeah, well it should make you sick to rally around Airbus.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 03:38 PM   #27 
                                - you have that wrong too  policypunk   Jun-18-08 07:20 PM   #34 
  - Boeing greasing palms again....  OwnedByFerrets   Jun-18-08 01:51 PM   #7 
  - Your bias is showing. Many more American jobs would be produced through a  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 02:45 PM   #15 
  - Exactly  Parche   Jun-18-08 03:17 PM   #25 
  - You really think Boeing "bought" the GAO?  BigDaddy44   Jun-18-08 03:01 PM   #22 
     - If you dont think its possible  OwnedByFerrets   Jun-18-08 04:31 PM   #29 
        - No, Airbus did. How else did they get the contract while costing $91 mil MORE?  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 04:50 PM   #32 
           - because they got more for the money  policypunk   Jun-18-08 07:25 PM   #35 
              - They got a plane that wasn't specified in the contract proposal  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 09:51 PM   #36 
  - maddezmom  Diclotican   Jun-18-08 03:33 PM   #26 
  - The Airbus craft is too big to fit on our runways.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 03:41 PM   #28 
     - pnwmom  Diclotican   Jun-18-08 05:43 PM   #33 
        - Here's more, from Bloomberg news.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 09:55 PM   #37 
           - pnwmom  Diclotican   Jun-19-08 04:18 AM   #38 
              - Boeing expected to win the contract because they were offering to  pnwmom   Jun-19-08 10:09 AM   #39 
  - Here's a good reason for revisiting the decision: a huge miscalculation of COSTS.  pnwmom   Jun-18-08 04:48 PM   #31 

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