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Blackbird
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Re: DHS Prepares for Civil Unrest...

said by Snowy:

said by Name Game:


The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.

That's bullshit.
It's a sneaky but not subtle way to assure the 'right' company gets the bid.
A buddy supplier with a private advance notice of the bid will not only get the contract but the lack of competition will allow the buddy company to jack up the bid price to cover cost of advance notice from the insider @DHS who waited until the 11th hour to post the bid.
There ought to be law against this practice.
Wait! There is a law against it but I guess when it comes to national security laws do not apply.

+1

As if the authors of DHS's RFQ didn't know months ago when the dates of the two political conventions and the 2013 inaugural would be... ?!
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said by Blackbird:

As if the authors of DHS's RFQ didn't know months ago when the dates of the two political conventions and the 2013 inaugural would be... ?!

They knew exactly what they were doing.
As expected, just one company got a bid in -
»www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&···ode=list

btw - "***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***"
"Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***
That's nervy as hell.


Juggernaut
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Interesting. The supplier is from India.