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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Bid to Shoot Concert

I've submitted a bid to shoot a concert on a paticular date that's fast approaching. It was an informal request from a publicist friend for his client and he passed it on to her. I wanted to wait a certain length of time but I need to know one way or another obviously before the gig.

I'll probably call the publicist and see what's going on but in the future when you submit a bid, do you also designate a date that the bid is either accepted or you are free to book another gig?

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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Set a deadline to sign the contract and require payment of a non-refundable deposit to lock in the date. Don't even think of holding a date until you have a signed contract and deposit in hand.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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^^^ what he said... contract is a must before you move forward!
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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... do you also designate a date that the bid is either accepted or you are free to book another gig?
Yes. All quotes or bids should contain a clause stating that the quoted is valid until XX date. This should be standard practice for any bid you submit.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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Set a deadline to sign the contract and require payment of a non-refundable deposit to lock in the date. Don't even think of holding a date until you have a signed contract and deposit in hand.
Steve is right. This is business, all in writing. I'd also be careful of what is expected, my 2cents.
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