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£10bn COVID Contracts without Competitive Tender come under Scrutiny

13 Oct 2020 11:42 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

Since March the UK government has granted £10bn worth of COVID-19 related contracts to private companies. 

The £10bn the government has outsourced to provide PPE, testing, call centres and drugs for COVID-19 has come under scrutiny as the contacts weren’t released with competitive tender. 

Critics say that the government should have gone through local authorities rather than outsourcing to private firms as it would be more accommodating to local needs and better value for taxpayer money.

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