I assume you work for municipalities and townships. Probably really close to me (trenton)??? To be honest, as a tax payer, I expect my tax money to go as far as possible. However, I also like to see my money go to the local economy. Do you bid only local or do you travel. I have seen a few "out of town" paving (asphalt) crews at some of the hotels I maintain.
good thread and very interesting that you choose to share your numbers. Although, we have no idea what those numbers represent and if you do get the bid it will probably be public knowledge.