He also asks to stop calling them
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency has issued a tender to find a supplier capable of burning cannabis for police raids. They didn't expect to be inundated with phone calls from citizens who had volunteered to do the job for them.
The DEA, the federal drug addiction agency in the United States, has published a slightly unusual auction on the US government's official website.
Incineration service provider
“The Houston, Texas division of the DEA needs a contractor to provide services for destroying evidence, including large amounts of marijuana and other drugs,” the statement said.
The document relating to the needs of the entrepreneur indicates that he must "be able to burn at least 450 kilos of cannabis per hour without leaving traces of drugs".
The DEA will also provide armed security guards to accompany the blaze, with every step being filmed with closed-loop cameras.
The ad became viral on the net and attracted comments from Cannabis fans who joked that they wanted to volunteer for the job.
The bidding was of course intended for businesses, not for individuals, but misleading publications on the subject led to a wave of interested calls flooding the phone lines of the DEA offices in Houston.
“A number of deceptive posts have claimed that we are looking for Houston residents to burn marijuana for us and have caused an influx of calls from citizens,” the agency's Twitter page said. “The advertising was aimed at large organizations, not individuals,” they added.
Last night, the situation got so bad that the DEA was forced to make a statement asking people not to call them anymore.
In a media statement, the DEA added that it "appreciates that the citizens of Houston are ready to offer to help," but this is a government tender for large companies that are being held by law to repost every few years.
What does the DEA call for tender say
The DEA intends to issue a single firm, fixed price purchase order in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. This is expected to be a sole source contract for the service provider Tucson Iron & Metal. Offer will be set for destruction by incineration of evidence located in the following cities in the state of Texas: McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Eagle Pass. Research has shown that there is only one provider near the district and resident offices of McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Eagle Pass who can provide the services necessary for this requirement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 562213, "Solid Waste Combusters and Incinerators". Interested parties can indicate their interest and ability to meet the requirement. Declarations of capabilities must be submitted electronically to email@example.com no later than March 25, 2019 at 10:XNUMX a.m., closing date. The government's decision not to open up the obligation to competition based on the responses to this notice is left to its sole discretion. This Notice of Intent does not constitute a competitive bidding process. A request for quotation (RFQ) will not be available. Late submissions will not be accepted.
“It might be an interesting headline, but the truth is much more mundane: Our agents in the Houston Department are working on a large number of cases and confiscating huge amounts of illicit drugs. Regulating the safe and effective destruction of these drugs is only part of our job, ”they wrote.