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#5681 ckn

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

The heating just kicked in at home.  That's the first time I can remember that it's kicked in before October after summer.

 

We have it thermostatically set and permanently on, I've not changed the thermostat setting in years.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

I received a RFP invitation today for a nice bit of work that's well within my skillset.  The summary sheet of critical pre-qualifiers included one criterion that read:

 

"All responding companies must have outstanding written English language skills including spelling, grammar, precision of language and presentation skills.  This is essential as our company insists on the highest standards for any externally published document or report.  We will not send out a poor standard of documentation and we expect the same from our contracted suppliers."

 

Fair enough, I say to myself.

 

The rest of the document is full of things that get the pedant in me going.  Here's a selection:

 

- All reports provided as PDF's must be DRM free.

- There will be monthly review's of progress where the board will give they're authority to continue.

- When referring to an individual in document's it is preferable to use job titles rather than name individual's directly.

- All billed work must take place in our London offices, work done outside of these offices will not be reimbursed.  Please confirm in your response that you understand that your staff must work from our Edinburgh office.

- Payment terms for this work are 30 days following a monthly invoice.  You are expected to pay us with cleared funds within those terms, failure may be deemed a material breach of contract at our sole discretion.

- All documents must be produced in a Microsoft Office 2010 compatible format. 

- (Company) does not currently accept Microsoft Office 2010 formatted documents from suppliers, all documents must be produced in Microsoft Office 2003 compatible format.

- Provide evidentiary proof of your companys and lead consultants experience and qualifications relevant to the areas listed in the Scope of Work.  Reference's are not critical but may be highly influential in the selection process.

- Give an estimate of the cost and time required to complete this work to the standards listed in the Scope of Work.  We will accept 50% tolerances at this RFP stage.  You will be expected to reduce this to 20% tolerance if shortlisted.  Your response in this first stage will be automatically rejected if you do not give exact figures for cost and time for each stage of the project.

 

I may take a bit of time to think that one over before applying...


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#5683 Futtocks

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

I received a RFP invitation today for a nice bit of work that's well within my skillset.  The summary sheet of critical pre-qualifiers included one criterion that read:

 

"All responding companies must have outstanding written English language skills including spelling, grammar, precision of language and presentation skills.  This is essential as our company insists on the highest standards for any externally published document or report.  We will not send out a poor standard of documentation and we expect the same from our contracted suppliers."

 

Fair enough, I say to myself.

 

The rest of the document is full of things that get the pedant in me going.  Here's a selection:

 

- All reports provided as PDF's must be DRM free.

- There will be monthly review's of progress where the board will give they're authority to continue.

- When referring to an individual in document's it is preferable to use job titles rather than name individual's directly.

- All billed work must take place in our London offices, work done outside of these offices will not be reimbursed.  Please confirm in your response that you understand that your staff must work from our Edinburgh office.

- Payment terms for this work are 30 days following a monthly invoice.  You are expected to pay us with cleared funds within those terms, failure may be deemed a material breach of contract at our sole discretion.

- All documents must be produced in a Microsoft Office 2010 compatible format. 

- (Company) does not currently accept Microsoft Office 2010 formatted documents from suppliers, all documents must be produced in Microsoft Office 2003 compatible format.

- Provide evidentiary proof of your companys and lead consultants experience and qualifications relevant to the areas listed in the Scope of Work.  Reference's are not critical but may be highly influential in the selection process.

- Give an estimate of the cost and time required to complete this work to the standards listed in the Scope of Work.  We will accept 50% tolerances at this RFP stage.  You will be expected to reduce this to 20% tolerance if shortlisted.  Your response in this first stage will be automatically rejected if you do not give exact figures for cost and time for each stage of the project.

 

I may take a bit of time to think that one over before applying...

:D 


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#5684 Tiny Tim

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

I received a RFP invitation today for a nice bit of work that's well within my skillset.  The summary sheet of critical pre-qualifiers included one criterion that read:

 

"All responding companies must have outstanding written English language skills including spelling, grammar, precision of language and presentation skills.  This is essential as our company insists on the highest standards for any externally published document or report.  We will not send out a poor standard of documentation and we expect the same from our contracted suppliers."

 

Fair enough, I say to myself.

 

The rest of the document is full of things that get the pedant in me going.  Here's a selection:

 

- All reports provided as PDF's must be DRM free.

- There will be monthly review's of progress where the board will give they're authority to continue.

- When referring to an individual in document's it is preferable to use job titles rather than name individual's directly.

- All billed work must take place in our London offices, work done outside of these offices will not be reimbursed.  Please confirm in your response that you understand that your staff must work from our Edinburgh office.

- Payment terms for this work are 30 days following a monthly invoice.  You are expected to pay us with cleared funds within those terms, failure may be deemed a material breach of contract at our sole discretion.

- All documents must be produced in a Microsoft Office 2010 compatible format. 

- (Company) does not currently accept Microsoft Office 2010 formatted documents from suppliers, all documents must be produced in Microsoft Office 2003 compatible format.

- Provide evidentiary proof of your companys and lead consultants experience and qualifications relevant to the areas listed in the Scope of Work.  Reference's are not critical but may be highly influential in the selection process.

- Give an estimate of the cost and time required to complete this work to the standards listed in the Scope of Work.  We will accept 50% tolerances at this RFP stage.  You will be expected to reduce this to 20% tolerance if shortlisted.  Your response in this first stage will be automatically rejected if you do not give exact figures for cost and time for each stage of the project.

 

I may take a bit of time to think that one over before applying...

I would send it back with lots of red pen and suggest they try harder next time.


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#5685 Steve May

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

Back to uninteresting trivial facts....

 

The International Space Station has a Houston telephone number.   Astronauts on board can make outgoing calls, but have to press "9" for an outside line.


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#5686 Steve May

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

Male orangutangs enjoy watching human pornography, but only if the actresses have red hair.


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#5687 Scubby

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

The RLWC are still offering a 100DAYS promotional code despite there being only 38 days to the opening game?



#5688 ckn

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

iOS 7 is going to take time to get used to...  I've swapped to the Canadian Female Siri from the Australian one...  The UK English Siri is in male only and sounds like a home counties Tory MP.


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#5689 hoff

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:54 PM

The other day I found 2 peanuts which were exactly the same size except one was a bit bigger than the other.

#5690 hindle xiii

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

I still hate Michael McIntyre.


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On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#5691 BD92

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is it supposed to go that way ?

 

Should all for of the wheels be on the floor ?

 

You are correct dear, but then again his car shouldn't be on its roof in the middle of the road !


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#5692 timtum

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

I've just noticed that, rather splendidly, the volume control on the BBC Iplayer goes up to 11.


In the South of France and fancy a banger?
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#5693 Larry the Leit

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

I've just noticed that, rather splendidly, the volume control on the BBC Iplayer goes up to 11.

Ahem, don't you live in France? I'd be interested how you get content.

#5694 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:15 AM

The new Sainsbury's at Longbridge (former Rover site) seems to have an entire aisle end entirely devoted to the display of #### waxing products.

#5695 Tiny Tim

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

The new Sainsbury's at Longbridge (former Rover site) seems to have an entire aisle end entirely devoted to the display of #### waxing products.

 

Do you prefer the 'natural' look?


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#5696 Griff9of13

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

I've just had my chimney swept.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* This is not a euphemism :D


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#5697 timtum

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Ahem, don't you live in France? I'd be interested how you get content.

 

I've already told you. Do keep up.  expatnet.  And I still pay my tv licence too...


Edited by timtum, 30 September 2013 - 03:45 PM.

In the South of France and fancy a banger?
www.mistersaucisse.fr
"Fine sausages for the discerning customer"

#5698 Wolford6

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

Ahem, don't you live in France? I'd be interested how you get content.

 

Would a slingbox be any use to you?

 

Jaci Stephen uses one. She reviews UK telly programmes for the Mail despite living in LA.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingbox


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#5699 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

I've already told you. Do keep up. expatnet. And I still pay my tv licence too...

Oh aye.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:11 PM

I've finished putting the garden to bed for the year.  Took me just over two hours and I'm knackered.

 

It didn't help that I cut through one of the cables to our garden lights with the hedge trimmer.  I'll have to do a patch job on the cable this afternoon before the wife sees and quite rightly shouts at me for being stupid.


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