Place the bid: The lowest bidder

June 18, 2016
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July 10, 2016

Place the bid: The lowest bidder

The title involves two phrases as in probably almost all instances the two comes along together when an offer for something dictates to place the bid in a low 1 tier to warrant an attempt to win or gain (as the case maybe), of which it is the fruition, matter-of-factly. It’s not mindboggling actually to note this practice resonates both in government and private sectors considering that a bid offers an advantage in terms of cost savings or tightening cost controls. But, make no mistake about this, because there are not a few flaws in bidding low as glanced from the perspective below. And so here it is:

1. It is not prudent to pay too much but conversely it is reckless to pay too little as well;
2. When too much is paid, quite a sum of money is lost at the most;
3. When too little is paid, sometimes something was lost because the thing bought was unable to do what it was bought to do;
4. The balancing act of bidding therefore is, bid equals price as it is ethical and righteous indeed;
5. Dealing with the lowest bidder is to add something to the risk embraced, which if not done, enough money is left to pay for something better.

Any more interests to bid low should know that paying a little and getting a lot cannot be done insofar as the common law of business on value-for-money permeating our everyday workings. As such, this can be related to the situation involving our present task whereby the bid comes in the job that is being proposed. When we are hired, it is actually bidding for getting paid in return for an offer; that the best in meeting task and achieving potential gets the job. The only success in sight is whether there is delivery of results as required in the success indicator. The yardstick is simply the ability to do the job on hand. Besides, we should be really good at what we do. There could be no short changing following the case where one just work enough to comply and staying put without rising to greater heights. It’s like trying to while-away the time in the office and getting paid. On the contrary, isn’t it satisfying to work for the money deservedly earned? We need anyone to implement something. One who has to be able to see clearly getting done what needed to be done, of which the ending is paying the right price or pay for what was done as well. And it seems the former comes when one puts in more work, the better one is doing in meeting responsibilities and achieving potential. Which essentially translates to cultivating competence and taking pride in one’s performance leading to excellence. Given this then, there is the Greek definition of happiness that mentioned the word excellence toward the end saying “happiness is the full use of one’s powers along lines of excellence” (sic). It’s not like we are getting a perfect place, not at all and absolutely not, it’s about aiming for continuous improvement through excellence because perfection remains the sole domain of the almighty God and we mortars can only excel. In hindsight, aspiring to become the bidder with excellence is a mantra everyone should favor.