Hi Thomas and all,
My apologies, I meant to send an email to everyone yesterday.
The jury met over the weekend after lots of online discussion and agreed
that another week would be necessary to reach consensus and develop feedback
for the bids. So we are hoping to be done by the end of this coming weekend,
My apologies for the delay, I know everyone is quite anxious. In retrospect
the timetable should have been longer to begin with -- it always takes a
while to talk about the bids, and to fit deliberations around the schedule
of eight busy people! For next year whoever moderates the jury should add
an extra two weeks to deliberations, whether we think we need it or not :)
That said, the jury is not at consensus yet, so while everyone is going to
try their best to spend lots of time working on it this week, it might take
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
Could we get an update on when we're likely to get
a result? I have
potential suppliers wanting to know if we're going to go ahead with
the order or not - I told them I would know if the conference was
going ahead on the 16th and they are now chasing me up! I would like
to be able to tell something more than "soon".
I don't blame the Jury for needing extra time, the bids are very close
and I don't envy their decision, but some idea of how much extra time
they need would be helpful. Thanks!
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