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$500 each for traffic barrels? Where is President Trump!
05/20/19 at 11:27:26
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Below are two articles detailing how the governor of Puerto Rico let a contract to purchase 600 plastic traffic barrels (they call them drones) at $500 each -- when the average retail price is less than $75 each!

From what I gather from the two articles below (click on translation link in upper right hand corner when article comes up), based on the dates of purchase order, months after the hurricane, there was no emergency/exigent circumstances that would warrant paying such an outrageous cost for these traffic barrels. I'm somewhat familiar with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations), and I don't see how a contracting purchasing officer would award such a contract.

President Trump has been roundly criticized for lack of hurricane aid to Puerto Rico. I would advise Trump to have the appropriate inspector general investigate this matter so as to determine if the governor of Puerto Rico (or his agents) tried to defraud the federal government (taxpayers).

I would demand to see the government estimate (that must be done according to the FAR) for this material purchase, and the bidder abstract showing the low to high bids. Further, I would want to see the written justification that allowed this outrageous purchase to go through.

Lastly, if the lowest bid came back at $500/barrel, it would seem to me the government of Puerto Rico would improvise and make their own traffic barrels using some raw materials and some international orange paint.

Somebody needs to be held to account for this unjustified (IMO) purchase.

https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/gobierno-politica/nota/rossellojustificalac...

https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/echanelojoalacompradedrone...
  
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Re: $500 each for traffic barrels? Where is President Trump!
Reply #1 - 05/20/19 at 19:37:05
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Aw, and the Red Sox manager wouldn't visit the White House in protest of not helping Puerto Rico enough after hurricane.

Maybe Puerto Rico doesn't manage it's money properly.

Lily003   Huh
  
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Lily003 wrote on 05/20/19 at 19:37:05:
Aw, and the Red Sox manager wouldn't visit the White House in protest of not helping Puerto Rico enough after hurricane.

Maybe Puerto Rico doesn't manage it's money properly.

Lily003   Huh


That is an understatement.  The government in Puerto Rico is rife with corruption and inefficiency. I read about it often in news stories at the linked website I posted.
  
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Re: $500 each for traffic barrels? Where is President Trump!
Reply #3 - 05/20/19 at 21:52:11
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$40 bucks each - on sale now! Cheesy

https://www.trafficsafetystore.com/traffic-barricades/plastic-drum-4-base#DRUM4E...

Somebody – somewhere - got their pockets stuffed with wads of hundred dollar bills. Shocked Roll Eyes
  
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Re: $500 each for traffic barrels? Where is President Trump!
Reply #4 - 05/21/19 at 00:21:20
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Jus' like it was in Louisiana before Katrina. Bes' start looking' some DemonCrap official who wants the National Guard to move a freezer fer him or her.

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FlaOkie wrote on 05/20/19 at 21:52:11:
$40 bucks each - on sale now! Cheesy

https://www.trafficsafetystore.com/traffic-barricades/plastic-drum-4-base#DRUM4E...

Somebody – somewhere - got their pockets stuffed with wads of hundred dollar bills. Shocked Roll Eyes


Thanks for that link. I will pass it on to my buddy that emailed me the links I used in my initial posting.

My buddy lives in Grant, Florida, but has a 12 acre property (and old house) in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. His property is at 2,700 feet elevation above sea level. He generally spends the summer at his place in Orocovis because its cooler there. In any event, he sends me numerous online articles about all the crime, corruption, and inefficiencies that go on down there. He should be tickled to see the link you provided.
  
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Reply #6 - 05/23/19 at 09:59:50
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Federal Highway Administration to investigate the payment of drones: https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/gobierno-politica/nota/lepediraalaadministr...

Somehow I have the sinking feeling nothing will become of this.
  
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