Saturday, May 27, 2006

And the New Price is ...

Incredible. The mayor and aldercreatures crying "poor" at every turn, especially around contract time, and then this little item in the Sun Times:
  • The cost to build a new Kennedy-King College campus in Englewood has jumped to $254 million -- or $62 million more than originally estimated, officials confirmed Wednesday
  • Gayles said the original $192 million estimate was clearly low, noting that only one company bid on part of the project in 2004, and even then the bid was rejected because it was considered $30 million too high.
Who the hell bids these things? The Feds ought to be having a field day on City contracts alone. Almost a 30% increase from the base price? We know a lot of people in the contracting business. Everyone works a 10% difference or so into their bids to allow for fluctuations in the prices of gasoline, labor issues, bribes, etc. It's a fact of contracting. But these City contracts make the Outfit look like pikers. 30% is insane. Why didn't anyone (oh we dunno) LOCK IN A GODDAMN PRICE FOR DRYWALL when they started this thing years ago? Or copper tubing? Or mechanicals? Why is it always the taxpayers (you and us) getting the shaft on these things? When is enough going to be enough? Anytime soon?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the morons have spoken

5/26/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soldier Field, The "BEAN" Park, and every other major construction job that the city has anything to do with suffers the same fate. No one should be surprise that kickbacks, thefts and misappropiations aren't included in those non bid contracts.

5/27/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are you strokes so happy to be first when the post comes out.bunch of northside computer geek who probably live in your parents basements..get a life..

5/27/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering...Do the have a 24 hr guard duty around "The Bean"? I wonder how much it would cost the city if some criminal etched into that metal a big "F Daley"
Didn't they say that it cost millions to reweld the metal sections?

5/27/2006 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Communist China's is growing military strength, its a geopolitical challenge to the Untied States. Will Daley offer them no bid contracts? What is this idiot thinking, romancing commies? Do you suppose there was lead paint in those bungelow walls when he was growing up as a child?

I know, I know join the NRA. Still wonder about the lead paint, can you fault me?

5/27/2006 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the bidder? By any chance was it Walsh the brother in law of the family?

5/27/2006 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you grew up in Bridgeport, you get a contract.

5/27/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money well spent.Nothing can replace the value of a good Kennedy-King education. The Harvard of the South Side.

5/27/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The extra money is for security alone. Necessary to keep the savage from destroying the building before its finished. Historically, they allow the savage to destroy it after its built.

5/27/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, i was out there when one of the "BLACK LEADERS" staged a protest at the job site because there were not enough "BLACK WORKERS" on the job.
after the news trucks left so did the protesters.
an "ARRANGEMENT" must have been reached.
i don't know how many times i have driven through the wood or some other shithole and seen hispanic or eastern european workers rehabing a building and across the street on the porch U KNOW WHO is out gettin his drink on at 10:30 am.

5/27/2006 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$254M for a new Kennedy-King? Well, I guess the one there now now, being 30 years old and made of brick and concrete, got all wore out by "Dukie-Duke & Co." You know how you need state of the art facilities for these mutt's new "Center For GED Studies." Should cut the price, get a few thousand old refrigerator boxes and duct tape them together for the "choco-campus."

5/28/2006 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Rush Limbaugh has it right. He says that any money invested in educating the beast is a monumentally poor investment.
I say Just give them enough money to buy beer, pop and chips and they'll be much happier in the long run.
Jesse is a dickhead.

5/28/2006 10:46:00 PM  

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