Monday, June 11, 2007
Sometimes, there really might be two sides to every story.
On the one hand, the CBC reports that "40% of military contracts non-competitive." On the other hand, someone begs to differ.
Since I'm getting ready for a few days out of town, I don't have the time to follow up, but feel free to dig into this and report back. And here's a wild and crazy idea, kids -- let's stick to the facts, shall we?
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You sound like Stephen, trash talking the Atlantic premiers.
In any case, the moral of this story is that you have to be careful how you draft your requirements, because if you aren't specific enough, the wrong guy might be abe to submit a winning bid.
I suppose it'd be important to find out what percentage of the military procurements are for big-ticket items like helicopters with a small pool of contractors, and how much of it is for ordinary, run of the mill stuff.
The renowned leftie wingnut Auditor General Sheila Fraser and the Commons Defence Committee have expressed exactly the same concerns.
I guess PoMo-friend-of-blue-lemons figures they're getting their stuff from Staples too.
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