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..."