Do You Regularly Require An NDA With New Clients?

When taking on a new client, do you ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement? We are a full service integrator and design and install our own systems. We don't want competitors getting their hands on our designs and stealing them. We are up against one inept giant and one telephone system integrator on a large job. I don't want either to have any knowledge of our proposal.

Thanks,

Jon

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