Memphis; A Critical Study of Some Phases of Its Municipal Government with Constructive Suggestions for Betterment in Organization and Administrative Methods

Memphis; A Critical Study of Some Phases of Its Municipal Government with Constructive Suggestions for Betterment in Organization and Administrative Methods

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... plan had been followed. Further saving might be effected by separate awards for removing trees and resetting curbs. As a general thing, it may not be practicable to separate contracts for concrete foundations and asphalt or other surfaces. It is, however, of interest that in six contracts awarded June 22, 1909, there were differences aggregating $13,606.28 between the items for concrete foundations in the accepted proposals and the low bids, divided as follows: The reason for the award of the concrete curb and gutter contract for the year 1908, as shown in Exhibit O, is not apparent. The advertisement for bids on concrete curb and gutters, water table and brick gutters for the year 1908, elicited proposals from C. B. Quinn & Company and M. Larkin. The city engineer recommended the acceptance of the high bid of If. Larkin throughout, assigning as a reason for the rejection of C. B. Quinn & Company's low bid on concrete curb and gutters the fact that they had not bid on water table and brick gutters. The legislative council, however, ordered that the bids be readvertised, and bids were An award iiot re Ieiti jestified bv again submitted by the same two firms. Although it had been th hi!!. held that a proposal which did not include all items was in-valid, it did not prevent the award being split. C. B. Quinn & Company secured the contract for concrete curb and gut-ters, and M. Larkin that for water table and brick gutters. Inasmuch as both of the bids submitted on readvertisement were higher than the high bid submitted in the first instance, it would appear to have been good policy to have again ad-vertised for proposals. This policy did not commend itself, apparently, either to the department or the legislative coun-cil, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686753X
  • 9781236867537