[LINK] Companies told to stop prep
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 10:12:34 +1100
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> This seemed a bit extreme, saying that the companies have been told to stop
> their bid work, but I guess that is the practical result afterall, even
> though 'on hold' is the language used to date.
The official line is that the call for responses to the RFT for the
Group 11 initaitive will now no longer close on 31 January.
Recommendation 8 of the Sir^H^H^H Mr Humphry report states:
Subject to an assessment of the Commonwealth and bidder positions:
Group 11 should not proceed until the Chief Executives of each
agency are satisfied that the implementation risks have been
Further advice will be issued.
The problem is that some agencies may elect to proceed under the old
outsourcing model, others may chose a different one, or none (eg the
National Library and Treasury).
> Note the mention of INCREASING the charges on the EXISTING
> contracts. So much for savings.....
The article doesn't actually say that the charges will go up, only
that the vendors' cost of providing them might - ie less profit.
I have heard tell of a Professor of Economics who has a sign on the
wall of his study, reading "the future is not what it was". The
sentiment was admirable; unfortunately, the past is not getting any
-- Bernard Levin, Sunday Times 22 May 1977