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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 189

“The purpose of the RFP is to conclude a preferred supplier agreement with one or both organisations who have decided to join forces for the purpose of this RFP.” “The agreement will be a for a period of two (2) years, with an option to extend two times for a period of twelve (12) months

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 188

“Our new working environment will be based on the principles of New Ways of Working (NWoW).” However, the documentation mentioned a volume of 685 workstations and 700 task chairs for 695 employees. So it looks like all...

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 187

“The bidder has to prove that it has the knowledge and experience to deliver at least 200 different pieces of furniture to a government institution similar to the Central Bank with at least 1,000 employees.” What would...

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 186

“The purpose of the RFP is to select one vendor for a framework agreement with a term of 10 years. The agreement will be concluded for an initial period of 2 years, with 4 times the option...

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 185

“We are seeking a Vendor for a 3-year term, to supply and install office furnishings as required, that match the existing Teknion Workstation system and Global chairs, and to maintain existing Teknion Workstations by executing moves, supplying...

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 184

“Please send us your response documents a.s.a.p., with the emphasis on s.” Maybe funny but not very respectful, not even towards your own tender effort.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 183

“We prefer dealing directly with the manufacturer. Any additional party involved in the purchasing process should not lead to higher costs.” Nice try, even though the underlying assumption is quite wrong. A requirement like this might save...

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 182

“If you do not understand a question or requirement, please skip it.” Why issue a tender in the first place?

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 181

“We reserve the right to reject your bid if we do not like your design.” We are not saying everybody always only buys the things they like, but isn’t this a bit obvious?

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 180

“After ten years, our supplier should buy back all the furniture at a price of 18% of the original purchase price, regardless of its condition.” Work for the controller and CFO! Currency, interest rates, inflation. This is...

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