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On 5/23/2018 9:57 AM, RTS wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, Bob
> personally I turned down all federal government work requests, mostly
because of the lengthy payment return..
> (never did like waiting 6-9 months to get paid) and some because of
the stupid designs..
> *Rocky T. Squirrel, esq.
When I invoiced by purchase order I usually got paid by the federal
government in 30-45 days. (Often quicker.) When they switched to big
ticket credit cards I got paid within days of presenting the invoice
along with a sign off of job approval. Sometimes the same day. Somebody
would just call me up with a credit card number. Now a certain airplane
manufacturer who might have had something to do with the marine
adversary squadron back in the early 90s didn't pay for months until I
sent a letter to the Commandant of the Marine Corps informing him I
would be filing a lien against his marine base if payment wasn't
received very soon. The payment check arrived Fed-Ex overnight a couple
I never did huge jobs for the feds. $8,000-$25,000 usually, but they
were big for me. I never experienced third party caused delays either,
but I did have my guy at the Army procurement office tell me if that was
ever an issue I could get progressive payments for equipment delivered
or portions of work completed. I think GSA told me the same, but most
of my jobs for them were pretty small. Max maybe $9k. Most in the
$2-4K range, and by the time they called me in everything was ready to go.
"RTS" wrote in message
Good for you Bob,
Back in my day the 70's and early 80's payments were a little different..
But glad you were able to have a good working relationship with the
government in your area..
*Rocky T. Squirrel, esq.*
Every single job I did for the feds (whatever agency) was because somebody I
knew asked me to bid it. That may have made a difference. I never got a
single job just because I was on the government bid list. All that got me
was harrassed by companies wanting to sell me their services to teach me how
to be a government contractor. Well that and a few calls from generals who
thought all specialties were stupid and not only deserve, but are asking to
be screwed. LOL. Well and a few stupid calls. "I am price shopping for a
part #1221431234-`12341234-1234125412-dsfgfg. Can you price match
Giga-Corps quantity 10K price? I just need one."
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