… selection of an Architect or Engineer solely on price-competition basis provides the potential for reductions in quality due to initial underestimation of the costs and resources required to adequately perform the work.
U.S. House of Representatives Report 98-621

It is unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done.

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Price has no meaning except in terms of the quality of the product.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)

 

 


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