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FW: Government Tendering 101

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Guest, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 / 0
    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at Government House.

    They go with a Government House official to examine the fence.

    The Aussie contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.

    "Well", he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

    The Vietnamese contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

    The Lebanese contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the Government House official and whispers, "$2,700."

    The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys!  How did you come up with such a high figure?"

    The Leb whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the Viet to fix the fence."

    "Done!", replies the government official.
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    what is this, racist joke week or something?
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 / 0
    I live in Cronulla what do you expect.
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    On a more positive note I hear Fosters are rallying behind Australian Aboriginals in their fight for compensation.

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