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    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at an Ottawa Government house. One is from Vancouver, another is from Toronto and the third, is from
    St. John's, NFLD . All three go with a Government official to examine the fence.

    The Vancouver contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I
    figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

    The Toronto contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then Says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my
    Crew and $100 profit for me.

    "The NFLD contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the Government official and whispers, "$2,700."

    The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the Other guys! How did You come up with such a high figure?"

    The NFLD contractor whispers back, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Toronto to fix the fence."

    "Done!" replies the government official.

    And that, my friends, is how government contracting works everywhere.

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