Giving those tenders some loving care
Posted By: Jane Adkins 08-02-2011
I have just finished filling out two PR tenders and I am sure that I am not the first to struggle with the complexities of these convoluted documents (see, it’s catching – now I seem to have swallowed the dictionary). Unfortunately these lengthy tomes are devised by creatures that do not seem to inhabit the real world of plain English speaking. The questions and information required is more in keeping with material you would expect to find lurking in the briefcase of a particularly obnoxious Brussels bureaucrat determined to hoist you on your own petard! I never knew it was possible to need so many written policies on everything and am sure that at any minute I will be asked whether I operate a detailed flood defence policy in the staff bathroom or keep organic biscuits to stimulate creative thinking (actually that last one isn’t a bad idea!). Anyway, I have done it now, and submitted the acronym soaked whatsits cloaked in a robe of anonymity so ensure that all is fair and proper. I will keep you updated on the outcome………now where are those biscuits.