‘The tenderer will be responsible for preparing an advertising strategy which will raise the profile of Oban airport’.
How many years has it taken to get to doing this?
This tender was posted yesterday 24th April 2012, with a very tight deadline for submission of just over three weeks – 18th May at midday. The contract is set to be awarded on 30th May.
Given the procurement habits of this council – as demonstrated in their recent expensive and losing legal fandango at Edinburgh Court of Session with the Helensburgh and Lomond school transport contract, maybe they’ll work out the details of the tender after they’ve selected their preferred bidder. It may be illegal but it certainly is easier that way, especially when you don’t know what you’re doing.
A reader who spotted this tender on the Government website shares our won bewilderment as to why current opposition councillors are not calling for an immediate moratorium on tendering and procurement.
Whichever marriage of the unlikely emerges from the local authority elections on 3rd May, that administration is going to have one epic mess of knitting to unravel – and the fewer stitches that are dropped now the better.