Tag Archives: GeBiz

MINISTRY OF FINANCE: UNFAIR TO DEMAND UNLIMITED CHANGES IN GOVT TENDERS

The Ministry of Finance has received feedback that some tender or quotation documents posted on GeBIZ, the government procurement portal, included requirements for suppliers to provide “unlimited changes” in creative services. MOF thanks members of the public for raising the issue to the ministry’s attention. MOF has looked into the matter, and has verified that there indeed was such a requirement contained in the posted documents, sourced to a local school. MOF agrees that it is unfair to expect the suppliers to agree to unlimited changes.

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LOCAL DESIGNERS UPROAR AS GOVT GEBIZ TENDER DEMANDS UNLIMITED CHANGES TO WORK DONE

Please see this complaint by Kelley about the Government's ridiculous demand for unlimited changes whenever they engage a company for design services. Is the Government out of their minds? How can they put such an onerous and unfair clause into the contract? As someone from the design industry, there is simply no such thing as unlimited changes to the design, unless if you are willing to pay unlimited loads of money!

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10 THINGS I LOVE & HATE ABOUT A S’PORE GOVERNMENT JOB

This is the question I posed to 3 fellow Singaporeans recently, all of whom replied with a similar answer, “Not now, but perhaps later when I want a slower pace of life, or if I’m about to retire”. For many Singaporeans, a government job seems to have a strong stereotype of being slow-paced and bureaucratic. But a government position is typically well respected in most countries worldwide; you’d think that this will hold true especially in Singapore which has, undeniably, one of the most efficient government organisation in the world. Why then are so many locals dissing at the suggestion of a government job? Being there, I do agree that there's some parts that can be better, but to be fair, it's not all bad.

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Shed light on policies

Sometimes, it is painful when my company proposes a programme and the relevant agency puts up the ITQ, using the idea, specifications and requirements. But the next thing you know, another company is awarded the contract because it has submitted the lowest quote. Sometimes you cannot blame the agencies. Based on the business excellence model, they are told to build good relationships with their suppliers and sustain results and outcomes.

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