17 Apr 2012
When I read that the government wants to help SMEs I had to laugh (Government takes steps to help SMEs win IT business).
I work for a government agency and I’ve had to can a project because I was forced to choose a supplier off a pre-defined list. I couldn’t use my expertise to find a better, cheaper supplier because they weren’t approved. I couldn’t even include any SMEs in a tender exercise because they weren’t on the list of approved companies.
I’m angry that nothing is changing in the public sector. It’s my tax that I’m wasting as well as yours.