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Subject:Re:  Request for Proposal forms From:David Orr <dorr -at- ORRNET -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 5 Mar 1999 14:00:16 -0600
I've been bidding tech writing and training proposals since 1983, and
I've never seen a bond required of a bidder. We've done projects up to
$2 million. To the contrary, the larger the project, the more likely it
is we will require that the client pay US front money, which acts as a
kill fee if a project is canceled prematurely for the convenience of the
The climate in tech writing projects is different from those in
construction projects, mainly because there is such a dependence of the
contractor upon the timely cooperation of and information from the
client. Also, of course, tech writers are often delayed because the
system itself is not ready, or the system changes.