What classic equipment was rebadged?

From: Russ Miller <russmiller_at_jps.net>
Date: Tue Mar 9 03:11:34 1999

>> HP machines at the last VCF?). But if TI puts bids out, then they care
>> less than I thought. Unless they have some perverse internal bid system?
>No, that's TI bidding the calculators to school districts. Obviously
>they have to build what their customers want.

I think 'bid specifications' have nothing to do with what customers want.
It is boilerplate to be included in specifications for competitive bidding
which will exclude other similar products. I've seen this done - you pick
some irrelevant, but unique, features of the product you want to buy.
Maybe you can avoid competitive bidding altogether by writing a sole-source
justification. TI is just streamlining the acquisition process.

Received on Tue Mar 09 1999 - 03:11:34 GMT

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