The Madness of Government Procurement

I am quoted this morning in an article in the Independent: “Capita accused of using major government contract to short-change small companies, driving some out of business.” I actually think the headline is unfair. For me, the problem is not Capita but the way the Cabinet Office has gone about this contract. It used to beRead more

George, I Don’t Believe You

George Osborne was today reported as stating that government procurement from SMEs (small or medium sized enterprises) will rise five-fold. It is a great aspiration. It would result in big cost savings and better service if government was prepared to look beyond the likes of G4S, Capita and Serco. But the chances of this government actuallyRead more