Friendly contracts

6 August 2008

Last week we reported that Sir Ian Blair, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, faces an investigation over his involvement in the award of a consultancy contract in 2002.

The deal in question was agreed with management consultant Impact Plus, which is owned by Andy Miller. Miller is reported to be a close friend of Sir Ian Blair.

What are your thoughts on awarding contracts to suppliers you have a personal relationship with?

What are your organisation’s guidelines on these decisions?

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