Tuesday, April 12, 2005
CAROL A. CLARK, email@example.com, Monitor Staff Writer
News of Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Robinson leaving his post to head up Lockheed Martin Corp.'s bid to management and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory has spread fast.
"DOE keeps imposing rules that I think work against the University of California," Wallace said.
"Lockheed Martin certainly has a right to bid and Paul Robinson is certainly a nice person and he's run Sandia well for several years but I think DOE's extending deadlines and changing rules is working against UC."
Yes, Ms. Wallace it is called "competition" and the rules are the Federal Acquisition Regulations. How does extending the pre-proposal comment period to help clarify scope and things like pensions and fee work against UC? It helps them write a better proposal and frankly, since they haven’t written one in 50 years, they need all the time and help they can get.
Maybe in stead of whining to Domenici all the time, UC should role up their sleeves, recognize that a world-class lab requires them to bid a world-class management team, and put in a proposal that wins.
For a change.