said by Snowy:+1 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.
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.