Guest Column

It’s not about electricity; it’s about buying

By , Guest Columnist Updated: August 26, 2020 10:15 AM CT | Published: May 18, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

John Malmo

John Malmo is a lifelong Memphis businessman, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising Inc. of Memphis and Austin, Texas, and active in Memphis civic activities for decades.

When we get into buying big stuff, like $20 billion to $25 billion worth of electricity, there are laws and rules, conventions, traditions and common sense that apply. One of these is getting competitive bids from more than one capable bidder.


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