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Met Police issues £350m tender for future IT procurement framework

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Obligatory

https://xkcd.com/927/

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Is it just me?

The 'framework' sounds more like a preferred supplier list to me.

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Re: Is it just me?

That is more or less what a framework is in procurement speak. Except that the supplier will commit to sell at 25% off list or whatever, and various other terms up front. Google "framework agreement".

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Re: Is it just me?

Except that the supplier will commit to sell at 25% off list or whatever

1. raise prices by 25%

2. sign framework agreement

3. ?

4. profit!

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£350 million?

Sounds quite a lot a for a couple of laptops and a printer, but par for the course I suppose.

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Re: £350 million?

a for a couple of laptops and a printer, £5000

not falling down the stairs or going on fire, priceless (=£349,995,00)

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