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RE: Fee Rates and the ethics of tendering

Subject: RE: Fee Rates and the ethics of tendering
From: Edmund Hopkins
Date: Dec 15 2003 11:22:31
Its understandable that you should be annoyed, and I freely admit that I
don't work saturdays. Also I understand that these things take time, time
that may not be remunerated. I understand that clients can be a rum lot, and
may even waste your time solely in order to beat down the price of a
preferred party. And yet, and yet... For one thing most of the "details of
how the work will be done" should be cut and paste, for another I suspect
you should have recognised the likelihood you were in a competitive
situation and decided accordingly how much pressie shopping time you wanted
to sacrifice.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Oakes [mailto:oakes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 10:57 AM
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: Fee Rates and the ethics of tendering



"Why do you need to know whether there is another party
tendering"
Because putting in a price takes time if done properly. I spent half of a
Saturday preparing my price and details of how the work would be done.
It was all such a rush that I would not have done it if I knew there was
competition.  Also, some unscrupulous clients that don't really know how the
work should be completed will use your quote to gain a price from someone
else.  Possibly.....
Regards and felicitations for the season
Jonathan


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