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Re: [wg-c] straw vote -- question one results & call for votes on
On Fri, Aug 20, 1999 at 10:47:29AM -0400, John Charles Broomfield wrote:
> If you push for a tender under a 3 or 5 year plan, you are taking into
> account the possibility that you will not re-win the tender, so generally in
> your business plan you will seek to amortize your equipment anyway.
> Apart from the fact that anything as far as computers & software that you
> put up front TODAY is probably going to be worthless in 5 years time anyway!
> It's more the running costs of staffing, connectivity, rent, electricity,
> whatever, that will be your heavy burden rather than the infrastructure you
> invest at the start, and the running cost will be more than offest by what
> you are charging/getting paid for those services (otherwise you'd be running
> at a loss).
It is also the case that sometimes when a bid changes hands,
equipment and employees move to the new company, either by design or
by happenstance -- the old company is not stuck maintaining stuff it
doesn't need anymore; the new company gets a running start. There
are of course, many different ways of structuring such deals...
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
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