Or....... They knew where the good deals were! What's an "un qualified bidder"? Ohhh yea, someone in the INDUSTRY and not a lobbyist. NOWHERE in that article does it say money was lost???? Can you please point me to that?
A "quilified bidder" is a company or person who spends days working on 300 page preoposals that draw millions of inclusions and exclusions into it. Seems like the Tories like the "here's your price and here's when it will be done" method. And good for them!
When I was at the NRC we were FORCED to only work with qualified bidders, and the NRC lost and still is losing, its shirt... I could have paid 900,000 for a Steinbickler digitizing system or 240,000 through a distributor.. No, we had to pay for the bidded 900,000 dollar system..
Good for harper in saving us money. No wonder the rest of the G20 are trying to adopt our model
The article goes on to say that the AG has found that 70% of contracts have been handed out in this manner.
Are we still going to perpetuate the myth that the Conservatives are the best fiscal managers?