Megalimpet is a nationwide owner of office space.
They have major office buildings in the downtowns of several cities in
the 48 lower states, and rent this space to individual companies. Megalimpet
office spaces vary from small office to large suites, and every space has
custom-designed wall-to-wall carpeting. The carpet in several Megalimpet
facilities needed replacing. The winning bid for the nationwide carpet
replacement was submitted by Bathyderm
Carpet Company (BCC). The bid contract involves all delivery costs, all
installation, and any ongoing maintenance and upkeep while the carpet is under
the three-year warranty. Both BCC executives and independent consultants
they hired felt BCC would be able to perform all these services for far less
than their bid price; these circumstances would allow BCC to reap a
Which of the following, if true, most
calls in question the argument that BCC will make a large profit from this
contract with Megalimpet?