Join Date: Apr 2012
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Stick to your numbers and stick to telling them that as an independent contractor you are allowed to bid what ever you want with what ever bid restrictions in place.
And they have the right to reject the bid from you and obtain one from some one else.
What they do not have the right to do is set the price, alter your bid or make demands as to what your bid can and cannot say.
When I was with them they would tell me stuff like I could not make any stipulations at all.
No amount down on a large job, no bid valid dates, no nothing.
All they would allow is X dollars to complete X work. When I reminded them that I was an INDEPENDENT contractor they seemed to get very unhappy with me.
It wasn't long after I was dropped for not following orders.
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.