Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Addendum to Sir Francis

In support of his argument here, it is completely normal for private sector companies to award large contracts without a tendering process.

eHealth Ontario is operating exactly like a business would. Right down to the cronyism, contracts, bonuses and inflated expenses.

So to anyone that really wants government to run like a business, you should be lining up behind eHealth Ontario and the Ontario Liberals and cheering them on.

2 comments:

ADHR said...

Depends on the industry, surely. In the utility industry, it's rare to not at least go through the motions of a tendering process.

Catelli said...

I would say it depends on the ownership and internal governance.

All my experience is in the private sector, in manufacturing and finance, so I admit there are other industries outside my direct experience.

Now ask me if cronyism and untendered contracts are necessarily a bad thing...