A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for the building of the quality of life bond sponsored eastside sporks complex. You can read it below:
After reading through it I see that the City of El Paso has gone out of its way to disqualify all local contractors. Some out of town outfit with their out of town employees and out of town equipment and out of town material suppliers are going to take your tax dollars... back to their town.
I'm not saying that the city has to completely disqualify out of town firms. The city should at least give local firms a shot at the work. We have seen out of town contractors with loads of experience screw up project after project while the local guys keep knocking them out of the park. Does anyone remember San Jacinto?
Want good jobs in El Paso? This is the kind of project that requires engineers, architects and whole slew of other salaried positions to complete. El Paso should use its tax money to hire El Pasoans whenever possible instead of shipping those dollars to other communities.
HAVE PRIDE IN YOUR CITY. HIRE LOCAL! Or at least give the locals a fighting chance.