Yanking the chain

A little bummed tonight. Just found out I lost another RFP bid – the fourth loss in the last month or so. What bothers me the most about these government RFPs is the language they use. In the last three cases, my ‘bid’ (which usually takes a day or two to prepare – they are serious efforts) was disqualified because I didn’t “meet the minimum qualifications” for the work. Anyone who has responded to a government RFP probably knows what I am talking about.

Why can’t they just say I was beat out by another bid? That whole didn’t meet the minimum requirements bit is too frustrating. Particularly when the work is a straight forward ED project – stuff I have been doing for 17 years. I guess I can call to get a better explanation but what’s the point?

Oh well. Enough beaking off for now.