SIP Ceilings on Forester Fees

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Sat Aug 29 02:35:20 EST 1998


TREEFARMER at webtv.net wrote:
> 
> When one views "THE STATE" as one big company wanting to do so many
> acres for a set sum, this all makes sense. Trouble is they usually find
> someone to do it, even if that person winds up cutting corners. There's
> a big difference in TSI projects; yet all that's heard is about the guy
> who can do it for "X dollars per acre".  Only in agriculture/forestry
> does "prevailing wage" not count. I wonder how some of these state
> employees would like it if they had to competively bid with other
> subcontractors for their duties? Could a state subcontract one forester
> per county as compared to hiring one per three or four counties?

Karl and I have suggested that the state forestry jobs be put out to
bid. We haven't yet seen a rousing response from the state dudes on
this. I don't think it's a popular subject of discussion around their
coffee tables. <G>

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