Public tender WTF



  • I don't think these add up.

    Also, there's like 17 databases and 10 pages worth of the various reports you're supposed to produce (including GIS). Who the fuck came up with these numbers? Better multiply the coding duration by 10, and hope everything goes well.



  • I would be more worried if a native English speaker wrote that.

    BTW, a little background would help, seems like some sort of student estimate for a project.



  • @cartman82 said:

    I don't think these add up.

    But we've promised the customer to have it done by then! Maybe we could just leave out the user manual.



  • @Eldelshell said:

    BTW, a little background would help, seems like some sort of student estimate for a project.

    It's a public bidding document for a government institution. Can't say more ATM.



  • None of those "actions" are exactly programming.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @cartman82 said:

    I don't think these add up.

    I wonder which thing got changed at the last minute without updating the total. (It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen too.)


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Eldelshell said:

    None of those "actions" are exactly programming.

    Not even the “programming and coding”?



  • -- In the first phase of the database system establishment it is necessary to define a subscheme
    which will contain information about institutions and
    persons who will have access to the database, be in charge of data input and data check and
    be able to review the data from the database relevant for their institution or organization
    (name and surname, institution from which s/he is coming, location, types of
    responsibilities, etc.). Selected supplier will perform this phase of the system;

    -- In the second phase of the establishment of database system, depending on the institutions
    and organizations that will be included in the system, it is necessary to define a sub-scheme
    which will contain information about institutions, organizations and persons that will have
    access to the database, be in charge of data input and data check and be able to review the
    data from the database that are relevant for their institution or organization (name and
    surname, institution from which s/he is coming, location, types of responsibilities, etc.);

    Yes, we definitely need two different phases for this.



  • @cartman82 said:

    Better multiply the coding duration by 10, and hope everything goes well.

    I thought Absurdistan spanned the area from 90° S to 90° N, and from 180° W to 180° E? If not, that chart would be a real WTF.

    But in Absurdistan, that's not how it is done. Typically, you meet with your competitors, negotiate who's getting awarded the contract this time, and if it's you, you bid some arbitrary figures with the only boundary condition the result is lower than the competitors'.

    The administration is forced by law to accept the lowest bid.

    Forward some months, after you've started with the project, you discover that there is a little thingy necessary to be done that wasn't in the contract, like 2 additional network cables to be connected, the restroom stall doors have to open to the right instead of to the left, an additional sanity check on user input, anything.

    That of course requires you to completely start from scratch, and effectively increases the money you need by an order of magnitude or more.

    There is no moral problem in it, for the tax paying mass is an abstract entity.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @PWolff said:

    I thought Absurdistan spanned the area from 90° S to 90° N, and from 180° W to 80° E? If not, that chart would be a real WTF.

    So from 80° E to 180° E is not Absurdistan? You know, despite including Korea?



  • Typo corrected.



  • @cartman82 said:

    I don't think these add up.

    Says right at the top: "estimated." You just imposed your archaic ideas about arithmetic on the line that says "total."



  • @PWolff said:

    I thought Absurdistan spanned the area from 90° S to 90° N, and from 180° W to 180° E?

    Except some enclaves of Corruptsylvania where the same general procedure is used with the additional improvement that the bidder company is an empty shell that subcontracts the actual work to some actual programmers for about the original pickings and distributes the majority of the money through another empty shell company in Seychelles, Cayman Islands, Cyprus or similar place.


  • Fake News

    [quote="cartman82, post:1, topic:50383]

    I don't think these add up.
    [/quote]
    How do you mean?

    If they estimate 128 days to implement the "total" feature, aren't they free to do so‽


    Filed under: Evil budget recovery



  • Well, you have to set some time budget aside for unanticipated delays.

    In your case, it's minus ten days. Good luck!


    Filed under: also it gave a nice round number


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