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Переведи ее на английский и отошли им.

Для формирование предложения по поставке квадратной заготовки необходимо получить заявку от покупателя, которая называется LOI (Letter of Intent). В котором указывается:


> 1) название компании которая желает приобрести заготовку; > 2) спецификация; > 3) условия поставки( например - FOB - на територии порта государства > поставщика с погрузкой на корабль, CIF - c доставкой в порт заказчика и т.д > .); > 4) вид оплаты (например акредитив LC - letter of credit или частичная > предоплата); > 5) ориентировочная цена - Target Price; > 6) банковские реквизиты, по возможности с контактами офицера банка, чтобы > продавец мог позвонить и уточнить платежеспособность покупателя, для этого > выдается код мягкой проверки на определенный период (наз. Soft Probe) или > если возможно, то отдельным документом BCL (Bank Comfort Letter) - что > говорит о реальных возможностях и намерениях покупателя по приобретению > данной продукции. > 7) Подпись и печать заказчика > > прикладываю ориентировочный пример.(смотри приложенный документ, он уже не > актуален, так как эта заявка датирована 01.09.2005 годом, но как пример > подойдет) > > После получения данного документа можна говорить о серйозности покупателей и > заниматься данным вопросом. > > С уважением, > Александр > >


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Wikipedia, Stronger and More Stable than Ever, thanks to our Community's Support

Don't believe everything you read—Wikipedia isn't closing down anytime soon. In fact, the online encyclopedia is stronger and more stable than ever, thanks to its growing popularity and worldwide support. But despite its success, Wikipedia relies entirely on the support of the public, like most nonprofits, and has ongoing and pressing needs for funds.

The free-content online encyclopedia has experienced a tremendous spurt of growth in the last year and is now one of the 10 most visited websites in the world. As a result, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit running the sites, has needed to purchase more hardware and bandwidth to help keep up with this growth.

”Currently, Wikipedia has 6 million articles in 200 languages. And those numbers keep on growing. That’s a lot of information to store, and a lot of traffic to manage. Of course our costs have increased tremendously. And as a nonprofit with a global outreach, we have to be very creative on how we meet these growing challenges, which are very real,” states Wikimedia Chair Florence Devouard.

However, users should not be alarmed. As Wikipedia’s last fundraiser proved, the global community loves Wikipedia and is intent on ensuring that it remains strong.

”In four weeks, we managed to raise over 1 million dollars. I say over 1 million, because donations keep on trickling in. They ranged from big donations given by big-time players, to $1 donations given by students. The fundraiser did a good job at reflecting the diversity of support that we receive,“ Devouard continues.

Last week, during the Lift conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, Ms. Devouard was quoted as saying that Wikipedia had enough cash to pay for its servers for the next three months. Some individuals misinterpreted this statement, and began reporting that Wikipedia would be closing in that time frame. However, Ms. Devouard followed the statement by commenting that the idea of Wikipedia closing was a radical one, and would not be happening any time soon.

In fact, Ms. Devouard was simply trying to illustrate Wikipedia's current need for funding. During the Wikimedia Foundation’s last audit, it was recommended that the Foundation have, at any one time, enough money in the bank to cover 6 months of operating costs. Currently, the Foundation has enough to cover four months.

To see Wikimedia's operating expenses, please refer to:

To see a list of common Fundraising questions, please refer to:

About the Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a US-registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. It runs the websites for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.