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"Open Book Pricing--A New Way to Acquire Direct Digital Control Systems"
Author: Carlson, Herbert E., and S. Faruq Ahmed
Published In: Proceedings of the 1996 Educational Conference
Date: 1996

Presentation at APPA's 83rd Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Describes the process for acquiring DDC systems from a single manufacturer and without ending up in a sole-source situation, focusing on the experiences of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Discusses the Open Book Pricing concept, energy management at Slippery Rock, approaches for acquistion of DDC systems, and development of request for proposal for direct digital control unit pricing.  Provides detailed outline of RFP sections and diagrams. 

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