Thursday, July 1, 2010

No Bids Received

Many bidding issues in 1906 were the same as they are in 2010.

The following is a great quote from the book Novels in Three Lines, which is a collection of more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906.  This book by Felix Feneon has been translated by Luc Sante.

"On a contract to transport coal to ships at Toulon (France), none of the 24 bidders made an offer; they were daunted by the stipulations."

And the size of specifications and scopes of work has only increased in the last 104 years!  I'm sure we have many bidders today who are also "daunted by the stipulations."

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