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5 minutes ago, USFBulls12 said:

"USF’s goal is to have 13-25% of the project include local, minority-owned businesses." Stop with this bull and just build the stadium with the best companies offering the lowest bid. If that comes from "minority-owned businesses", great! If it doesn't, that's great too. Pick the best, not the most diverse.

Exactly.  Equality of opportunity, but not of outcome.

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5 hours ago, Ricky the Bull said:

Exactly.  Equality of opportunity, but not of outcome.

That is not what is being taught today in schools or corporations.  Equity is providing inequalities of opportunity to the select to provide a more equitable outcome for all.  Agree or disagree but if paying more for an inferior product is the outcome, USF will do just that if necessary.

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1 hour ago, Friscobull said:

That is not what is being taught today in schools or corporations.  Equity is providing inequalities of opportunity to the select to provide a more equitable outcome for all.  Agree or disagree but if paying more for an inferior product is the outcome, USF will do just that if necessary.

F woke!

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, USFBulls12 said:

"USF’s goal is to have 13-25% of the project include local, minority-owned businesses." Stop with this bull and just build the stadium with the best companies offering the lowest bid. If that comes from "minority-owned businesses", great! If it doesn't, that's great too. Pick the best, not the most diverse.

Subcontractors aren't that different from each other... the "best" may not be one firm - it might be 10 firms - offering around the same bid.  Sure you check references, but when everything else is fairly equal, what is wrong with saying we want to make sure we look at the ownership of a company?  This is just a goal - not a hard quota.

For far far too long in this country, too many people would refuse to work with minority owned businesses because of prejudice.

Plus... it's not like they need only ONE subcontractor for a given need.  They may need multiple subcontractors in the same area in a project of this size.  Multiple electrical, plumbing, flooring, painting, HVAC, etc.

 

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40 minutes ago, Bull Daly said:

F woke!

See my comment on this thread. It’s not about “woke” it’s about sound financial principles. 

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Preference should be given to USF Bull Owned Companies!

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9 minutes ago, E.T. said:

Preference should be given to USF Bull Owned Companies!

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Sam Barrington should be in the mix for sure. 

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17 minutes ago, E.T. said:

Preference should be given to USF Bull Owned Companies!

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Now that is the best idea there is. Best bid by a usf  owned/ties company man gets the job.

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