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03Feb94 UK: EDITORIAL - THE COST OF CUTTING CORNERS - QUALITY AND CONSULTING ENGINEERS.

The Association of Consulting Engineers claims small but significant victories in its campaign to have tenders for consultants judged on rather wider criteria than price alone. The Scottish Office and Guildford council have adopted guidelines which take into account ability as well as price.This is good news and it will be even better if the wider criteria concept is applied to contractors as well.There are encouraging signs elsewhere that public sector bodies are becoming more sensible ...

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