It's not just Crapita failing over and over again....
What about the report that was leaked last Thursday to the Times regarding Fujitsu and the Global Connectivity program. It reported it is currently 26 months behind and currently £210m over budget (28% of the original contract, and will probably rise) but you know those figures are massaged.
Their main problem is they are paying no where near the market rate for either perm or temp staff and so have recruited a load of people who have security clearance and willing to work at those rates, but many have never worked in any network related role, but now design and support a global secure network. What could possibly go wrong?
Let's not forget the £700m Fujitsu got from the NHS in legal fees (after suing them) for a contract that was discontinued for various reasons, Government legal costs were also estimated at £31.5m. This was a PFI contract initiated many years ago.
Raytheon are also suing the Government for £500 for a the e-borders contract that was stopped.
This is all money that the Home Office, MoD and the NHS could have used on other projects to bring value for money for taxpayers. And this isn't a Tory or Labour thing before anyone pipes up blaming a single colour Government, it's all of them! These things have been going on for years and will probably continue to do so for years to come.
Who there hell signs all these contracts off?
I'm sure there's a stipulation in these contracts (or like to think so about having appropriately cleared and experienced staff, why isn't this check (probably because the civil service don't have the staff qualified to check them, or budget)?