Rant on. I'm in the middle of doing one right now that I think we'll actually not be able to bid on. Gotta love the irony of requiring a statement on our company's commitment to green, renewable energy, carbon footprint reduction, etc. while also requiring 10 (ten!) hard copies and two DVD copies of our bid. Another requirement is our company's annual report or audited financial statements for the last three years. Ten copies of that alone is probably in the 200 page range, not even getting to the rest of the proposal. This is not some new fighter jet or multi-billion dollar, longterm project. It's probably under $100k worth of IT services. I can really see this thing taking up 500 pages of paper I have to FedEx them. Rant off.