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'Smith, when I asked you to 'begin the tender process'...'
'You're not bidding on something again, are you? . . . So when some goofy item and a debit in our account show up at roughly the same time, I am to assume what?'
"Would it be possible for you to totally exaggerate how much it will cost and how long it will take, so we'll be pleasantly surprised at the end?"
"The bidding will start at eleven million dollars."
'Well, they were the low bidders.'
'Whoa! Now they want angels and stuff... On the CEILING? None of this was in our original contract!'
"And, in a move sure to attract the attention of regulators, the private sector made a bid to acquire the public sector."
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"Do I hear eighty-five?"
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". . . and that dumb Mrs. Parker could have figured I had the Ace, King and Jack, but no, she goes ahead bidding in hearts. . ."
Tags:bridge, bridge team, bridge teams, bridge player, bridge players, bridge game, bridge games, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, barmen, barmen, gambler, gamblers, card game, card games, card-game, card-games, card, cards, gamble, gambles, gambling, bid, bids, ace, aces, king, jack, hearts, drinking your sorrows, drink your sorrows
Private Contractor's Target Fee as charity thermometer
'It's a very realistic set that even comes with contract specifications and outrageous bid proposals.'
Make an Offer
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'I love our nights in together, just you, me and our 756 friends.'
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Fairytale procurement disasters
"Just sign it 'To the Lucky High Bidder.'"
Tags:autograph, autographs, signature, signatures, meet the author, author, authors, novelist, novelists, writer, writers, book signing, book signings, book, books, fan, fans, reader, readers, bookshop, bookshops, bookstore, bookstores, book shop, book shops, book store, book stores, online auction, online auctions, resale, resales, bidder, bidders, bid, bids, personalized, personalised
'Of course, that bid's just an estimate.'
'I see we went with the lowest bidder for an aerial photo contract.'
Every Friday lunchtime procurement managers would gather to boast of the size of bid documents they had received that week.
'This side line business is what lets us keep our bids so low.'
'Of course, that bid's just an estimate.'
'Well, QUIT sending me back as a low-bid contractor.'
"I'll have my people strong-arm your people."
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Maude gets rid of all the useless stuff that is cluttering up the house on Ebay.
'Of course, some assembly is required. That's why my bid was so low.'
"Sold, to the gentleman with the paddle."