Dear Uk (non)Government
Please amend and revise your (un)sivil cervant rules for procurement to cater for the following working methods:
1 - HMG (or lesser bodies it sorta depends) invites bids to provide the following services: blah-blah-de-blah-blah
2 - HMG (or lesser bodies) have budgeted £x spondoolies for the services and this contract will be awarded to bidders aiming to provide HMG and HMG subjects with the best services in the world ever and bidders will need to justify their working methods.
3 - bidders are invited from UK, International limited to EU, International non-EU and some blend or composite of each
4 - feck TUPE. If the present incumbents lose out that is their loss innit?
edit: if HMG (and lesser bodies accessing public dosh) do not do it then they are likely to fall fowl foul of EU and UK procurement principles innit?
edit2: and this extends to all publicly funded services such as NHS, sivel cervices, education, ... , so there huffy-puffy mandarin?