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Darley Responds to Pandemic Crisis

As an essential business, Darley has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our military and first responder customers by providing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Defending Specification Requirements

Mandating service requirements is admirable. However, purchasers should realize there can be and probably should be a difference in providing “service” applicable to warranty issues and providing general “everyday” service and general maintenance capabilities.

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Purchasing Specifications or Textbook, Part 1

There is no logical justification for a purchaser to explain each infinitesimal feature of a component part, how it works, and why it is being specified. That rationalization should be done at a committee level. At the same time, it is not the APC’s job to explain to potential bidders how each widget specified works.

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