posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 09:28 AM
Being in IT sales, this makes zero sense. There is no reason why a website should cost anywhere near that amount of money. 1 of 2 things is happening.
1. The US Govt. doesn't know how to run a competitive bid and are being ripped off by whichever vendor they're using or 2. Someone is pocketing some
It's government. Both of those things happened. They always happen. $400 hammers for everyone.
Bureaucracy never shops around and somebody along the line (usually more than one person) pockets a little for themselves. It's such a constant that
being ripped off is often factored into budget proposals at all levels of municipal bureaucracy.
I've purchased for towns and states alike and as soon as the service or product holder has you are with a municipality they up the price. That's
assuming you even get that far. Most of the time some selectmans cousin or brother owns a shop or company you have
to use because of
I actually got let go from one town for saving it money by not blindly following the contracts. Thanks to my actions they couldnt pass a higher budget
the next fiscal year and it upset all the bureaucratic lifers.
Number 1 rule in bureaucracy is grow grow grow. Save a buck for the taxpayer and you're fired.
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