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Old 05-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hello, new to the site and looking for advice and opinions on working for the Federal Government, in particular, the Post Office or USPS as they like to be referred to. As a semi- retired Auto bodyman/ painter, I have been approached and asked to prepare a bid to sandblast and refinish Postal collection boxes. Would anyone here have any experience and have any insight ? I have no problem with the technical aspect. I have a suitable faclity and equipment. Dealing with the government in these days of ever increasing regulation has me on edge tho. Share your thoughts with me , I can provide more info if needed , but this should get ball rolling, Thanks in advance, Gary
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I know a metal shop that has a contract for all of the collection boxes across the country. I hope they didnt lose the account.
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Thats interesting. I am working on a proposal to restore telephone poles.



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I doubt that their contract is in jeopardy. This is simply periodic maintainence that is done in districts as I understand it, I was approached because the former contractor passed away.
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Thats interesting. I am working on a proposal to restore telephone poles.
Out here in the wild west, we just turn them into painting poles!


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Welcome to the forum Yooper, it may help if you go here and "share some thoughts with us".
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Welcome Yooper.
I would imagine that just like any government project they have a spec sheet to follow that covers mil's and paint type and all that. So just follow the specs to the T and you should be alright.
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