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$2.2k for a bike

Postby limlim » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:26 pm

http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

Is that the right way to spend taxpayers money..?

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby looking4Tutor » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:31 pm

Must check who is the salegirl

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby Dreamaurora » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:34 pm

limlim wrote:http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

Is that the right way to spend taxpayers money..?


Nah, that is peanuts compared to this

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby tankee » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:41 pm

Can't see how that bicycle in the picture is worth s$2.2k

And what a lousy answer - follow procurement procedure !!!

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:52 pm

The National Parks Board (NParks) has bought 26 Brompton bicycles, for $2,200 each, for its officers to use on patrols.

But some Singaporeans are asking if the chosen bikes are too expensive, while others are unhappy at the tender process for the bikes.

NParks has defended its decision, saying the bikes were bought to boost staff productivity and that it adhered to government procurement requirements.

Bicycle shop owners say there are cheaper alternatives that will serve the same purpose.

Read the full report in The New Paper on Friday (June 29).

http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

which type of productivity ?
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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby limlim » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:00 pm

Dreamaurora wrote:
limlim wrote:http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

Is that the right way to spend taxpayers money..?


Nah, that is peanuts compared to this



Well.. in some countries, they may really need to chase after cars.. (not in Sg lah..)

so, the Ferrari or other high performance cars maybe justified..

wonder how they justify the $2.2k bikes..

to chase after litterbugs?

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby Dreamaurora » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:21 pm

limlim wrote:
Dreamaurora wrote:
limlim wrote:http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

Is that the right way to spend taxpayers money..?


Nah, that is peanuts compared to this



Well.. in some countries, they may really need to chase after cars.. (not in Sg lah..)

so, the Ferrari or other high performance cars maybe justified..

wonder how they justify the $2.2k bikes..

to chase after litterbugs?


Hmm, maybe chase after loose dogs? :laugh:

Government here likes to spent quite extravagantly, think I read online before that government institutions try to minimise surplus budgets so they tend to spend on overpriced items since they need to spend the money anyway.

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby concern2 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:45 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:The National Parks Board (NParks) has bought 26 Brompton bicycles, for $2,200 each, for its officers to use on patrols.

But some Singaporeans are asking if the chosen bikes are too expensive, while others are unhappy at the tender process for the bikes.

NParks has defended its decision, saying the bikes were bought to boost staff productivity and that it adhered to government procurement requirements.

Bicycle shop owners say there are cheaper alternatives that will serve the same purpose.

Read the full report in The New Paper on Friday (June 29).

http://www.tnp.sg/content/nparks-bikes-too-costly

which type of productivity ?


:yikes:
How much would these cost then:
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 73247.html.
Surely Police need bikes that can speed better? :laugh:

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby daisyt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:15 pm

They bought Bromptons. Bromptons are handmade in UK. The bike can be easily folded in 3 steps and push around after folding and bring up mrt or bus. There are 2 wheels that allow easy pushing after folding. So far, there are other branded folding bikes at $1k+, the Dahon but Dahon do not have wheels to push after folding. If the purpose is to allow cyclists to use the bike and easy access woth public transport, Brompton is a good choice.

http://www.brompton.co.uk/

However,there is time limitation on bringing folding bikes Up mrt and bus. Weekdays are from 9.30 to 4.30 and 8.30 till end of service. Weekends and public holidays all day access.

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Re: $2.2k for a bike

Postby daisyt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:18 pm

The issue here is not the price of the bikes. There is another issue here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diginexx- ... 4325051949

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