philg wrote:I'll withhold my righteous indignation pending answers to these questions:
Did they supply the PPE to the contract spec?
Was it supplied on time?
What were the payment terms - upfront or staged to shipment?
If all above satisfactory (admittedly unlikely but innocent until.... etc) then unlikely to trouble most (impartial) peeps I would think.
From the FT 15.06
The Department of Health and Social Care declined to comment.
Dan England, co-founder of PestFix, said it had won the contract because it was small enough to be “dynamic” and had made a competitively priced commercial offer.
“We are a success story. We have not been sitting around on social media casting around for equipment; we had a thriving supply chain with China before the contract. We have nearly fulfilled our NHS contract and supplied over 67m pieces of equipment.”
Wait, what? You mean, they did what they were meant to do?
Of course, only having company assets of £18,000 means they are obviously fly-by-night spivs. The contract should have been given to somebody like Johnson & Johnson. Oh wait, no, that wouldn't work either - "PPE contract awarded to huge American mutlinational, big pharma wins again" etc. etc.
I wonder what the right size is for a company to supply PPE and get the approval of this forums.