Re: A confidential arbitration process
A thorough and disappointing summary of recent Govt contracting failures
How fucking depressing, all that money just pissed away by half wits who don't care and are not held responsible...
Without ownership, responsibility and diligence and commitment we will continue to suffer these embarrassing failures in Public Service.
Whether its is poor requirements specification on the part of the buyer or whether it is "commissions fuelled greed" of the suppliers who commit to being able to design, build and supply anything within time, budget and resources there has to be responsibility and ownership.
If you cannot specify to a reasonable level they don't buy
If you don't understand what is to be supplied don't commit to supply
In the absence of either of the above if you still want to do business then there must be a requirements analysis phase of the project
Follow this with a proof of concept phase which must be formally tested, reviewed for effectiveness and approved before enterprise implementation.
its really not that hard.......
unless of course there is no willingness to get it right because there are no consequences for anyone involved as no one has ownership or responsibility for the outcomes be they good or bad.......
And there we have it "OWNERSHIP, RESPONSIBILITY, CONSEQUENCES" all missing in Govt contracting