When an organization solicits competitive bids for a project, but they manipulate either the requested specifications or the judging criteria such that a pre-determined "winner" was in place all along, this is known as a wired deal.
When the Wikimedia Foundation needed office space for additional workers in January 2009, even though a competitive search for leased space was conducted, the fix was in, and a wired deal made sure that Wikia, Inc. (co-founded by the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation) got the rental contract.
by The Wiki Defender September 4, 2009
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