Kuwait tender call or scam

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by watchkeeper, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Another possible scam from Kuwait this time. A set of documents claiming to be 'Pre-qualification' are in circulation with RFT call to design/build/supply 19 assorted vessels for Ports or Navy.

    Documents have no government crest or headers etc but did include a clause saying interested parties would have to purchase non refundable application forms.....which about sums it up the value of these particular papers.
  2. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Interesting strategy... purchase application forms.

    P.S. Should we start charging visitors for coffee, in our office? :D
  3. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    I dunno, a lot of universities have an application fee, frequently around $200, to be considered. A lot of other things these days (Passport fees, TWIC fees, etc) require you to pay up front and you're out if it doesn't go through for some reason.

    Probably a scam, but not necessarily one.
  4. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    1st cup free but extra charge for for Idle "chit chat"

    An old mate had this written on the wall of his workshop in the 1980s, in those days we would charge for quotes for " unqualified enquiries" ......... plenty of big talk back in the day.

    Now, we just like to have fun!:D
  5. WickedGood

    WickedGood Guest

    You have FREE COFFEE????

    WHats the Address?

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    Landlubber Senior Member

    "Hello"...........anyone there.....still waiting....
  7. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    In Italy, it is a common practice that the applicant has to pay a caution when applying to a public tender. In case he doesn't win the tender and his paperwork was regular, he gets back the money. If he screwed something with his application, bye-bye money.

    Don't know if we are talking about the same procedure here...

  8. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    The issue that rings my alarms is the documents sent me demand huge amounts of very detailed company info, history, financial, holdings etc much more than even silly Australian bureaucracy requires for military ship tenders.

    I always reply that we do not release confidential company information, instead send me their SOR, company credientials, copy of their agency/government agreement plus copy of passport.

    My objection/request gets ignored instead I get another desperate type plea to provide the info. Everything about the packages have a lack of professionalism normally associated with Government procurement
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