Did you give any contracts to the manager of your local pub?I've said this before but back at the start of the plague the company I work for took on several urgent supply contracts. All without tender and all on a simple agreement of supply at X price.
Many of these contracts where instigated with delivery taking place at less than 48 hours from intial contact
Had we all gone by the normal tender process it would have taken up to six months
It fed the people who needed feeding and it kept us afloat for the first few months while things looked pretty grim
The absolute truth of the vast majority of these supply contracts were extremely urgent and simply given to any company who could fulfil the need.
In my view, in the extraordinary circumstances faced early last year HMG did the only thing it could and buy from whoever could supply.
Hey me little uniformed mate, take a look at what happens elsewhere in the real world.
Just 21 short sea miles from Dover, do you see any difference at all in this situation?
McKinsey, Citwell, Accenture… Ce que l’on sait des commandes passées par le gouvernement à des cabinets privésEntre mars 2020 et février 2021, le ministère de la Santé a passé 28 commandes auprès de sept cabinets pour un coût de 11,35 millions d’euros. Objectif : être épaulé dans la mise en œuvre de la stratégie sanitaire.www.publicsenat.fr
You can probably use Google Translate if you wish, but if you had an enquiring mind (which clearly you do not by virtue of your current specialisation) then you may find that the situation in the UK is not unique.
And maybe even that Boris is not unique.
Lots of contracts being awarded on the hoof in response to a fluid situation and on the hurry-up in this kerfuffle over the last year or so.
No due diligence needed, the decision was taken that it would have taken too long when people are dying.
And all around the rest of the world such things happened outside of Hampshire too.
It is called life.
Snout in the party funds.
The Daily Mail has been told that Conservative Party funds met a large part of the Downing Street makeover bill, which is said to be in the region of £200,000.www.dailymail.co.uk