Defence procurement issues in a galaxy far, far way

 

It seems that even the New Republic is subject to corruption in defence procurement.

This reminds me of my first presentation as a PhD student where I half-jokingly claimed the Death Star would not have been destroyed if only the Empire had followed a competitive dialogue.

Links I liked [Public Procurement]

Apologies for the momentary lapse in the running Public Contracts Regulations running commentary as I have been battling a stomach bug and spent 12 hours travelling today. Normal service resumes tomorrow. In the meanwhile enjoy the following procurement links:

- Crown Commercial Service Backs Down on Consulting Price Cuts

- Flawed framework: How bad can a framework be for SMES?

- G-Cloud founder voices procurement worries

- Short on machine guns, German army armed turrets with broomsticks

- Why public and private contracts are different: I have been making similar points for a few years.

- Some light comic relief, courtesy of #HumanitarianStarWars: