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Ian Lynch's Take on the BECTA Fiasco

Jun 19, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Fundamentally, I'm not complaining that we were not successful in the tender--I have no idea how strong the winning bid was. I'm complaining that the tender process adopted was broken. This is despite the fact that 130 MPs signed an Early Day Motion in Parliament last year censuring BECTA for procurement frameworks that block out Open Source.

  • "The tender was not fit for purpose.

"Evidence: The tender document was not written specifically for this project. It made references to a research project which were indicated to be irrelevant in the e-mail feedback to questions. It is clear that the document was a hurried adaption of another tender document originated in 2005..."

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