January 27, 2004

I'll Take The Contract For Raisins, Please

I'm looking for a government contract online, more specifically a statement of work to which my company will respond. No, this is not fun...until you actually start looking at the jobs the government is putting out there. Here are a few contracts that companies are invited to bid upon:

  • Appraisal Methods for Canola/Rapeseed, Crambe, and Mustard Crops;
  • Wheat Tillering;
  • Research Pan Temperature measurement System for Household Electric Ceramic Glass Cooking Ranges Control System To Prevent Ignition of Cooking Materials;
  • Provide Bottle water and dispenser; and my favorite
  • Raisins.

Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and say "huh."

Posted by Chris at January 27, 2004 11:19 AM

Raisins? What about raisins? That's a bit vague isn't it? I have a whole multi-pack of raisins in my cupboard - I wonder if I could put in a bid.

Posted by: pie at January 27, 2004 11:34 AM

Hee hee, I used to do that too!! It's so scary/funny that our government 1) Is actually that involved in the Raisin and Wheat "Tillering" industries; and 2) Needs to receive honest-to-god bids and proposals in order to buy Three (3) Units of Name-Brand Carpet Cleaner or something.

Posted by: amalah at January 27, 2004 11:53 AM

Wow, just when you thought the govt couldn't get much stupider.... they prove you wrong!

Posted by: Jaded Angel at January 27, 2004 11:54 AM

Raisins remind me of little flies with their wings chopped off.

Now, I'm going to drink some more coffee and wake up. : )

Posted by: Theresa at January 27, 2004 12:06 PM

What is it you do exactly? I thought you were in IT...

Posted by: Alicia at January 27, 2004 1:30 PM

Do the raisins need to wear gloves and dance?

Posted by: Lee at January 27, 2004 1:37 PM

Hehehe, I like that list. It makes absolutely no sense at all! Is it a government farm?

Posted by: Dawn at January 27, 2004 2:09 PM

You made Tom yell at me for laughing so loud when I read "raisins." Consider this a warning!

Posted by: Del at January 27, 2004 2:22 PM

Tillering. I like that word.

Got to go now, I'm off to do a spot of tillering.

Posted by: Fi at January 27, 2004 4:14 PM

That raisins bit is just plain disturbing.

Posted by: Jessica at January 27, 2004 6:23 PM

I'm willing to bet there is a listing for Dung Management, somewhere...

Posted by: Burnt Fuse at January 27, 2004 7:11 PM


Posted by: Rachel in Alaska at January 27, 2004 9:04 PM

Hey! Somebody has to do it...

and Theresa, little flies? wow. what size are your local flies? cause the ones we have here are about raisin size I'm thinking...

Posted by: wlfldy at January 28, 2004 8:01 AM