22 May 2008
It's difficult to win when the deck is stacked. There was a call for proposal that appeared only for a few days. Then, it would vanish. Strangely enough, it would then appear again. I had submitted in these situations for a few organisations which I would not mention. After all, I am not going to implicate anyone based on a few suspicions. In this case, if the buyer genuinely wanted competition, why not hold the window wider by allowing a longer period? Had the sale already been promised to a specific party and the call for quote a mere formality to get around a requirement? Frustrating? Certainly.