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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:05pm


“For example, the $95 fee that is charged to contractors before they can be considered as a potential DBE [Diversity Business Enterprise] contractor has deferred many Small/Minority/Women owned companies from seeking participation on the Omni Hotel Project.”

You've got to be kidding. If you can't afford a $95 application fee, I can conclude two things:

1. You do not have enough company history/experience/capital to be working on this large of a project.

2. You won't be able to get the necessary bonding/insurance needed for a large contract.

Posed by "Magnum"



18 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 5/24/11 at 11:14

Point well posted. If they can't afford to bid, they can't afford to be trusted in their line of work application.

By: dargent7 on 5/25/11 at 4:51

A $95. "filing fee" is way out of proportion.
$25.00 sounds more like it.
But, if it can be proved they make the fee so high as to discriminate against minorities, they will be toast in a lawsuit.
Sue the bast*ards.

By: govskeptic on 5/25/11 at 6:10

Maybe it should just be $5.00 and every handyman/woman in Nashville
could apply! Don't dare ask any of them to post a bond or guarantee
the quality of their work as that would be prejudicial to their minority status.

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 6:41

Yep, all they'll have to do is say; "Hey, I'm good at that job. 15 million will be cheap for you, so let me have it. But, now, I can't it make no guarantee on quality. After all, I'm a minority."

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 6:43

It seems requirements can me made on any job application except the President's position of the USA.

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 6:52

Oh the requirements are there, but you can't help that some people are too stupid to comprehend them.

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 7:12

Are you "speaking" for yourself?

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 7:15

Again, some people are too stupid to comprehend...

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 7:30

May I repeat again? Are you "speaking" for yourself?

By: house_of_pain on 5/25/11 at 7:32

Pete & Repeat were sitting on a fence. Pete fell off. Who was left?

By: dargent7 on 5/25/11 at 7:40

When I was a young black child, growing up in Detroit, I used to read, "Guffus & Gallant".
I believe it was in "Boy's Life" ,agazine.
Some of you morons sound like them.

By: budlight on 5/25/11 at 7:46

Again, if you can't afford the $95 you are undercapitalized and don't have the brains to notice it, so therefore you should not be in business. Maybe these "minority and women" businesses don't even have valid business licenses cause they can't afford them. Or a driver's license cause they can't afford them. Or any other credentials cause they can't afford them. No, if you can't pay the $95, then you can't bid. No exceptions; no waivers; no free lunch!

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 8:32

Shouldn't that phrase been "younger" black kid, dargent7? After all, based on many of your current comments, I'm often wondering if you have grown up.

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