Asking people to do work on spec like that though isn't necessarily fair. To put companies in a position where they have to put up massive financial risk with the knowledge that only one of them gets paid isn't always a good idea. On the other hand, if a company makes a bid for a project and then fails to deliver, the government is often far too merciful about throwing good money after bad and providing undeserved profits to the faulty contractor. I think the balance is in the middle somewhere.hondo69 wrote:No, the government essentially held a contest for companies to compete by offering cash to the most successful enterprise. They announced the contest then got the hell out of the way.