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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 176

“Our supplier should be prepared to fulfil all our requirements at no extra costs in all our worldwide locations.” We have studied the tender documentation extensively, but aside from product specifications, we were unable to find any other requirement. We can only imagine the debates the chosen supplier and customer will have when it is

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 175

“Workstations should be easily transferable between home and office locations.” In our opinion, this is a contradiction in terms. Who wants to carry desks up and down from home to office? How often? Why? It sounds terribly...

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 174

“The images provided (pages 76-154) are meant as a general guideline only and are not to indicate any preference for a specific product.” Yes you are reading this correctly. There were 79 pages with images attached to...

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 173

“The bidder is required to take back our old furniture at zero cost, regardless of brand, nature, configuration, age or condition.” Mind you, this was a 1,000+ employee furnishing project. So either no bidder entered this competition...

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 172

“Please indicate where the logistics of this project delivery could go wrong.” Right. Correction: wrong. Whatever.

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 171

“Bidders are requested to use their own software for their tender response.” We hope this organisation prepared well for all the different formats in which it will receive the tender responses.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

BIDS FROM HELL | 170

“All products offered should provide functional solutions, unless otherwise specified.” No comment. Except

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

BIDS FROM HELL | 169

“All members of the installation crew should be provided with a training on the use of PPE on a daily basis throughout the entire installation period.” Safety is an important issue during any installation. PPE – Personal...

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

BIDS FROM HELL | 168

“The bidder is not obliged to anything.” This one made us laugh. What they probably meant to say is that the bidder cannot claim any rights on the basis of the tender or his tender response. In...

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

BIDS FROM HELL | 167

“You are free to format your replies in any way you want, within the following limits: font Verdana, font size 9pt, line spacing 12pt, page margins 2.5cm left/right and top/bottom. Answers to our questions need to be...

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