Reminds me of cost saving projects I was on that were totally fake. Assume that we would choose the most expensive solution, then compare all solutions and choose a perfectly normal middle-range one. Instant, huge savings to be claimed by management.
One time I said in a meeting for such a project, "I saved $2000 today by cycling to work!"
"You mean per year?"
"No, I got a quote on chartering a helicopter ride, then cycled here instead. Savings!"