16 Jul '12, 4am

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Lessons from the Brompton bike purchase....:

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Lessons from the Brompton bike purchase....:

This tiny purchase ($56K) by a govt dept has been very extensively discussed - netizens have gone after every aspect of the purchase - cheaper and reliable alternatives exists, how the procurement processes can be gamed by specifications than can only be met by one vendor (brand), how the N. Parks misses out potential suppliers in its process because they were not informed and do not actively look out for govt tenders. The real problem that motivated people to discuss this purchase are not all these little things. . Most Singaporeans families have bicycles and many of us actually own this brand of bicycle called Aleoca which is sold at Giant. I went to check and found out that 2 of my 4 bicycles are Aleoca - I didn't even know because I was totally brand-agnostic when I bought them. Aleoca bikes cost between $100 to $200. I notice women taking their children to school ever...

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