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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Bids from Hell 201: work on holiday

In this week’s Bids from Hell: “The deadline for the bid response is 13 August 2014.” A bit further in the documentation it said: “From 11 to 29 August our company will be closed and we will not be reachable for questions.” Why a deadline of 13 August if you’re not going to be there

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 200

“Please provide us with your best bid for meeting stations and representative furniture for approximately 300 workstations divided over our four locations.” The furniture was further specified, but the quantities were not. So it’s anyone’s guess of...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 199

“The bidder with the economically most advantageous offer will be awarded the contract, based on the below criteria: Price: 50% Mock up: 30% Business case: 10%” Not only does the total not amount to 100%, the mentioned...

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 198

“This is a public tender for the delivery of standard desk chairs, or ergonomically adjusted, or modified otherwise.” You could comment on this in many different ways but one thing is certain: this is far from clear.

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 197

“The duration of the agreement will be for a period of 24 months. Motivation for an agreement for more than four years: we expect a more economically advantageous tender.” Allright, back to primary school: how many months...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 196

“Payment to receive the tender documentation: yes.” Make up your own mind if you want to participate.

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 195

“Our new working environment will be based on NWOW principles. We will furnish 220 working positions, for 120 working positions we will reuse furniture, for 100 positions new furniture will be purchased. In addition, we will require...

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 194

“Our requirements gave rise to implementing a number of procedure changes. That is why we are forced to withdraw our tender. We will issue a new tender as soon as possible.” No comment.  

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 193

“The bidder should be able to provide proof of its ability to furnish an entire education institution with furnishings.” Not a bad request as such. Unless no indication is given of what would be accepted as proof...

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

BIDS FROM HELL | 192

“The bidder declares that it did not enter any documents which contain significantly false information, contain false statements or declarations or are otherwise not truthful.” No (false) comment…

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