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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Bids from Hell 206: postponed at your risk

In this week’s Bids from Hell 206: postponed at your risk. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we have been forced to postpone the decision about the vendor selection. As the period of postponement is unforeseen at this point in time, we might issue a new tender. All bids made are always at the vendor’s own cost

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Bids from Hell 205: we’ll build it ourselves

In this week’s Bids from Hell 205: we’ll build it ourselves. “Please provide us with your best price for enough sheet material to construct 327 desks of 160cm wide x 80cm deep x 72cm deep with cheeks.”...

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Bids from Hell 204: tender for catalogue

In this week’s Bids from Hell: “Type of RFP: Framework agreement for the delivery of a furniture catalogue for our locations. The awarding of the contract will not constitute any obligation to actually purchase furniture products.” So...

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Bids from Hell 203: visible to all competitors

In this week’s Bids from Hell: “Please share your bid in the public folder via our Google Apps domain by using the link provided to you in a separate email.” This public folder was visible to everyone...

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Bids from Hell 202: animation at no cost

In this week’s Bids from Hell: “Please provide us with an animated video in colour of the solution you are suggesting. Alternatives will be appreciated.” 3D animations have almost become a standard part of an RFP for...

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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...

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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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