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    Default Verizon Md / Utiliquest

    I have been writing that the Verizon contract just renewed by Utiliquest in Maryland was shaky.
    That Utiliquest bid $1.00 (one dollar) a ticket. That this closed the bid process freezing out the other bidders.
    That Utiliquest notified Verizon a moneth after the new contract was signed that they had made an error and would not be able to perform the contract at the price they bid and were trying to renegotiate the contract.

    A lot of people here have sworn all my information was wrong and that the contract was secure.

    From the minutes of the Maryland / DC Damage Prevention Committee of April 2011

    http://www.missutility.net/damagepre...11_minutes.asp

    "Vince Healy introduced Dell Hanley of Lamberts Cable Splicing as Verizonís single source contractor for all work including the locating piece of their business."

    Vince Healy is the manager representing Verizon at that meeting.

    I found the above while reading minutes trying to find out when the rest of the Pepco contract would be taken from Utiliquest and transferred to OCC.


    If you Utiliquest locators want to believe what your bosses tell you fine, just keep your resume up to date.

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    Default Re: Verizon Md / Utiliquest

    Utiliquest just re-signed their contract with pepco earlier this year for 3 or 5 years. They also resigned Aligheny power and got new work in WV with 1st energy. Verizon is making all their contracts single providers meaning 1 company does all their work incl excavating, locating, tree triming, pole work and so on. Lambert is the company that got the MD contract. It a trued [partnership with VZ and is for 5-7 years. Utiliquest is handing all the locate work for contract and Lambert is doing all the other work. Dycom owns bothe companies. My bosses havent made any rumors, they pretty much just say what it is.

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    Default Re: Verizon Md / Utiliquest

    Quote Originally Posted by locateman2011 View Post
    Utiliquest just re-signed their contract with pepco earlier this year for 3 or 5 years. They also resigned Aligheny power and got new work in WV with 1st energy. Verizon is making all their contracts single providers meaning 1 company does all their work incl excavating, locating, tree triming, pole work and so on. Lambert is the company that got the MD contract. It a trued [partnership with VZ and is for 5-7 years. Utiliquest is handing all the locate work for contract and Lambert is doing all the other work. Dycom owns bothe companies. My bosses havent made any rumors, they pretty much just say what it is.
    That does clear things up, thanks!
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    Default Re: Verizon Md / Utiliquest

    Check this out: http://www.dycomind.com/subsidiaries.aspx

    It is a partnered contract - Lamberts will handle all construction and UQ will handle all locating.

    The 1 dollar rumor was started by a competitor at the bid meeting that apparently was dissapointed in not getting the contract. If UQ made a deal of 1 dollar and told VZ they must change the contract one month later, what do you think VZ would do? Say "OK, we'll up the pricing"....Not likely. They would restart the bid process and leave the current "1 dollar" price in place until a new locate company was found. End of story. You don't keep contracts by reneging on your pricing.

    VZ is going to the single service provider mentioned earlier, this will be all over their territory. It's already been done in VA, MD and DE/East. Sh. MD.

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