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Pressure test for $20.00 anyone doing this.

So got a call from our national saying everyone else is performing pressure test for $20.00 minus discount, and if you dont complete then you are not performing any more initial secures. Basically they are forcing us to do this. we been bidding on this item with not problem until today. Anyone with any idea on how to approach this issue and how much are you guys doing it for. I JUST CANT BELIEVE WE ARE BEEN FORCE TO DO THIS AT $20.00 FROM WHAT I THINK I KNOW ALLOWABLE IS JUST AN AMOUNT THEY GIVE YOU TO PERFORM ANY WORK IF YOU CAN DO IT WITH THE ALLOWABLE. SINCE WHEN ARE WE BEEN FORCE NOW TO COMPLETE SOMETHING WITH THE ALLOWABLE.??
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Anyone with any idea on how to approach this issue
I have an idea. Tell Safeguard you're not going to do it.

Safeguard will say that is fine, but they will have to back charge you $200 to get someone else out there to do it. See, they will pay good rates with YOUR money, and they can do that because they've got a slush fund.... 30 days of YOUR work.

So, you can't afford to do the work, but you can't afford not to, but I do have some good news. You are now almost done with SG. I wish you the best.
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How's this. "Can not complete for allowable". I will gladly add the $20 pressure test to any winterization order. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank and have a great day.

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I'm not sure who "everyone else" is they are referring to. Open the phone book and call around.
Remove the discount and add a zero.

You realize that you are being given less that $20 to absorb liability for each plumbing system they send you a work order for?
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I'm not sure who "everyone else" is they are referring to. Open the phone book and call around.
Remove the discount and add a zero.

You realize that you are being given less that $20 to absorb liability for each plumbing system they send you a work order for?
If you don't want to be treated like a dog, then stop eating dogfood.
the worst thing is this is one of the best nationals out there is not safeguard, they placed my account on hold until CSD contacts me. I just would love to know how many vendors are performing a $16.00 pressure test all properties. thank you so much for your help guys. They asked me for a really good reason not to do it.
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I sent you a PM with the reason I always give, has never missed yet.
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So it's a test to see how hard they can push without lube, before you yell your safe word? Interesting- would take a lot more than $20 to put up with that!

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It is meant to be an additional charge to a wint order.

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So it's a test to see how hard they can push without lube, before you yell your safe word? Interesting- would take a lot more than $20 to put up with that!
but, nationals being what they are, they are trying to make a few more bucks at our expense, by issuing them as stand alone orders. Typical....I don't blame them for trying.

If a contractor is dumb enough to do them, that's on them.
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I have seen one order with this on it. was a WF secure order from NFR. I bid it also, not doing for $20.
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