Re: Yeah well nothing changes
"Even worse maybe they analysed the problem/specification and knew that it would not solve the problem"
Anyone that did that, would not win the contract, because the idjuts who run these tenders dont want to hear the truth. To coin a phrase, they can't handle the truth.
So all you are left with, is people running teh same game as said early on, bid at a loss, make it up on changes.
This is why no SMEs will win these contracts either, they can't bid at a loss, nor can they accept the onerous Ts&Cs anyway.