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PostSubject: govt tendering   Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:04 am

I wish I could shake off this ring thing!!


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Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken wall at 10 Downing Street one from London , another from Bristol and the third, Liverpool.
They go with a government official to examine the wall.
The London 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 Bristol contractor also does some measuring and figuring, and then says, 'I can do this job for £700: £300 for materials, £300 for my crew
and £100 profit for me.'
The Liverpool contractor doesn't measure or figure but leans over to the Government 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 Liverpool contractor whispers back, '£1000 for me, £1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Bristol to fix the wall.'
'Done!' replies the government official.

And that friend, ...... is how it all works.
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PostSubject: Re: govt tendering   Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:14 am

That my friend is an American joke that you have converted

The language is not the English we use here, we don't do bidding - we estimate or quote, We don't figure a job will run to - we calculate the work will cost etc. Furthermore, all prices in the UK tend to end in 99 pence - hence the contractor would quote £899.99 which seems much cheaper than £900.

That aside - its a funny joke, free from carrots and sexual content.

Congratulations - even andsome won't need to dip into his groan box.

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PostSubject: Re: govt tendering   Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:27 am

Like it.

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