posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 06:04 AM
Im not going to comment on this particular case as I know nothing about it, but I do work in defence (and civil) procurement.
The idea that the only way to secure value for money is by tendering is very immature.
Tendering drives a cost of its own, add in risk, liquidated damages, cost to prepare a bid...(Many others) drive up the cost.
Every military tender, development and then production project I have been involved in has had so many variations, driven by the customer to maintain
"the cutting edge" its almost pointless tendering it!
My dinner is ready so I cant be arsed finishing this :-)