Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Jan 4, 2013.
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buy the kit and build it yourself - that's what royal engineers etc.. are trained to do - build stuff. we're getting fed up with paying three times the price for a quarter of what we ask for.
Let's run a sweepstake on what percentage the overspend will be...
Only if our new barracks are going to built from Hesco.
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On your marks, brown paper bags at the ready, let the corruption begin.
Use the armies own builders to build stuff? How very dare you!
Think of the bungs! think of the overspends! think of the post Ministerial Directorships!
The Army (RE or otherwise) would struggle to be able to design and construct the type of buildings required....imho
Maybe closer to the truth than you may wish? To summarise that spiel, MoD needs new barracks but has no money (for the type expected by today's soldiers), so wants them cheap.
They COULD get round this dilemna by putting gravel down anywhere remotely level, throw a Hesco wall around it and bung in portakabins/ nissen huts/ tentage. Ongoing contract for on site catering, portaloo emptying, laundry etc, actual cost = next to fuckall. Change the T&C's for new recruits and Robert is your mother's brother.
MoD can also be shite at paying the main contractors/subbies invoices. Personally know one MD who went under due to being owed over 6 million squideroonies.
He too started on a 4 year contract with the option to extend for another 3 years...trouble was that every year, the SoRs were cut. Combine that with a longer than 90 day turnaround for invoicing and the words 'cash' and 'flow' begin to become more and more important.
The administrators will chase these invoices for him..probabaly gaining back about 30p in every £ that he is owed - just enough to pay off the tax bill.
.....although Annington Homes seemed to have done very well out of a certain contract.
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