GeoEngineers Inc. Principal Geologist and CEO, Kurt Fraese wrote a blog post with the above title. Like many of us in the industry, Mr. Fraese is lamenting over a disturbing trend in commoditization of professional services. Below is an excerpt from his blog post:
Geoprofessionals are recognizing that our services are increasingly under threat of commoditization. More and more private sector projects are awarded on price alone. Minimizing cost is understandable, given the state of the economy; however, it is important that clients and practitioners not lose sight of the increased risk that clients may incur in the race to the bottom of the cost ladder.