How awkward... but I've been there.
Back when I worked for the State of New York.... so another country... I was asked something similar. My response was something along the lines of:
"I am afraid that code of conduct prohibits me from suggesting contractors, but you will find a list of government acceptable contractors through SOPA."
SOPA was the body that at that time served in a similar vein as the IFA.
Dr. Thomas L. Evans
MA, MPhil, MIFA
Research Fellow, Oxford Archaeology
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From: "Lee White" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:32:17 AM (GMT-0800) America/Los_Angeles
Subject: DC-related query: Alternative quotes for final P-EX work
Apologies for sending this DC related query out, but could you please pass
this to your DC/Planning Archaeologist if you don't personally deal with
I'm in the midst of arguing with a developer over the final stage of some
P-Ex work and need some feedback from colleagues nationally.
The developer is querying the quotation they've received from the
contractor and are asking me (amongst other things!) to "suggest another
archaeological company who is prepared to offer a quotation".
My immediate gut response is not printable; but I did wish to just check
if I'm correct in my assumption that this is highly irregular and not
common practice in the profession. Have any of you had a similar
experience, if so what was the outcome?
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