Dirk sent me a request for proposal for a web site. It’s for a well-known educational institution who shall remain nameless, but in the request it includes this caveat:

The final draft will include a full mock up of a visible HTML web site that shows design, layout, and functionality capabilities. If at this point (the institution) is not satisfied with the product… then (the institution) reserves the right to cancel the purchase order, and will not be responsible for any payments.

Wow. That means after we’ve designed and built the entire web site, database, and content management system, they can walk away without paying a dime.

If any web development firm bids on this, I pray for their souls.