“I never make the same mistake twice,
I make it five or six times just to be sure.”
The Global Construction Industry?
Forgive me COAFB for... I am not sure that I am living in the same version of this thing called 'time' as some of my could have been clients.
Let me explain. I recently submitted a tender for a public sector contract the day of tender closing only to find out after I had invested a considerable amount of time and resource into preparing my bid, that the contract had in fact been awarded before the official tender closing date.
I wouldn't want to think badly about my could have been client, so I can only presume that my company mistakenly entered some sort of Dr-Whoesque wormhole only to emerge into a parallel future universe; and one where my watch is now a distressing and bid-losing two weeks behind.
Is this a likely explanation, or am I missing some other vital understanding?
Potential Time Traveller
Artist's impression of a tender time wormhole. Don't be caught out!
Dear 'Potential Time Traveller'... this is a tricky one.
Logic would dictate that a public sector tender should never close before the official tender closing date, as to do otherwise would be failing to treat participants 'fairly and equally' (a concept that generally permeates both NZ and Australian government's - central, local, federal, state, territory - various construction procurement rules. A quick google search will provide you all the guidance you need, but for your convenience here's a link to Vic's stance on the matter.)
But never mind the rule of law designed to ensure the most effective and efficient use of tax payer's money, why would any party elect to knowingly waste a whole heap of another organisations' time?
So in conclusion, I can only deduce that you have indeed unintentionally and obliviously sped through a wormhole. Best you wind your watch forward tout suite!
In a hurry? (YES, ALWAYS!!!) No problem! Grab an ATONEMENT TAKEAWAY!
PLEASE TREAT OTHERS AS YOU'D LIKE TO BE TREATED
NO ONE LIKES A TIME WASTER
PROBITY IN PROCUREMENT EXISTS FOR A REASON...
And remember, ALWAYS take care of your WASTE...
Things to note...
Confessions will be categorised by theme to assist you the reader, with quickly accessing what content most interests you.