News Stories to Help Illustrate Your Exam Answers:


Tender for public sector broadcasting network (Australia)

CIPS 1 April 2012

Although under a different regulatory regime than applies to EU public contracts, there is rich material for reflection in the problems surrounding the tender for public sector broadcasting services in Australia. Currently held by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the network contract was put to tender and ‘won’ – by recommendation of the Tender Evaluation Board – by a consortium led by Sky News. Post-tender negotiations were subsequently re-opened – and the entire process was finally discontinued, and the contract re-awarded to the ABC. As you might imagine from your own studies in fair, transparent, procedurally-compliant public tendering, the entire process attracted some criticism from the Auditor General…

Although under a different regulatory regime than applies to EU public contracts, there is rich material for reflection in the problems surrounding the tender for public sector broadcasting services in Australia. Currently held by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the network contract was put to tender and ‘won’ – by recommendation of the Tender Evaluation Board – by a consortium led by Sky News. Post-tender negotiations were subsequently re-opened – and the entire process was finally discontinued, and the contract re-awarded to the ABC. As you might imagine from your own studies in fair, transparent, procedurally-compliant public tendering, the entire process attracted some criticism from the Auditor General…

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/auditor-general-slams-government-over-tender-process-for-australia-network/story-e6frg6n6-1226317296218

http://www.afr.com/p/national/auditor_slams_aborted_australia_3uUif3MZ2hoL4ITows1oxH

[If you are interested (or want the ‘dry’ facts behind the newspaper reporting) you can also access the Auditor General’s report through links on these newspaper sites.]

Page Loading
Page Loading