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Yekta

Senior Member
Persian
Hi. What does "bid on" mean here in this sentence: "he pushed to make the company’s centralized sales and marketing staffs bid on the right to provide their services to the various product divisions."("Steve Jobs")
 
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    Have you looked up "to bid on" in the dictionary? This seems pretty logical to me:

    He pushed = His plan was that...
    to make the company's centralized sales and marketing staffs bid on the right to provide their services to... = the various centralized staffs/departments (which did sales and marketing) would have to compete with each other by bidding on​ the projects they wanted to work on, thus gaining the "right" to provide their services to the product divisions.
     

    Yekta

    Senior Member
    Persian
    Yes, I do check both dictionary and previous thread, but I was still in doubt. But with your explanation lucas, now it becomes clear to me. Thank you so much.
     
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