[Beowulf] purse strings
andrew at moonet.co.uk
Wed Jul 25 15:02:03 PDT 2007
Thanks everyone for you replies, I've had quite a few off list too.
For an assignment if you were wondering.
On 25/07/07, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 05:16:03PM +0200, Geoff Galitz wrote:
> > I'm not so sure the process really differs between academia and the
> > commerial sector. I work in both regularly and in my experience they are
> > quite similar.
> I've done both and they're wildly different, because all my academic
> buys were required to be from the lowest bidder. This was at a US
> state school, with NSF money.
> Likewise the US government generally requires bidding, & the lowest
> bidder (or highest performance for a fixed $$) is generally the
> winner, although "best value" evaluation is often formally involved.
> It's rare for a US company to require buying from the lowest bidder.
> -- greg
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