Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This Day In Snookland...Let Them Eat Software! (v2.0)


Paul Ramsey is onto another one of their 'plans':

...IBM won the new "Clinical and Systems Transformation Project", worth $842 MILLION over 10 years, I wonder what that RFP looked like? I asked for it, and was refused, so I FOI'ed it, and it came back. It's 500 pages long. Have a look.

It's a long read, but fortunately there's a really interesting bit right away, in the Mandatory Requirements:

"Proponent is willing and able to transition any Public Sector union agreements relevant to the Managed Services to their organization, if required."

Whoa! This isn't just an IT systems agreement after all, it's an outsourcing deal...

Go read Paul's entire report.

It's really good, and it's real reporting, with FOI's, fact-filled sidebars, and everything.

(oh, and of course, it's from a blogger)

And while you're reading Mr. Ramsey's stuff do not forget the names 'Accenture' and 'Maximus'....OK?



North Van's Grumps said...

Health Share Services British Columbia

Page 122 of 500

HSSBC may, in its sole discretion, waive any Conflict of Interest or may impose conditions on a Proponent that require the management, mitigation and/or minimization of the Conflict of the Interest


The Advance Education Minister who now denies any wrong doing at KPU by awarding TWO contracts $50,000 each which is well over the BC government guidelines? "... Kwantlen's board violated government disclosure guidelines ..."

theo said...

IBM - arguably the worst IT service company in the world gets the contract? Wow. Follow the money on that one.


RossK said...


That's some catch, that catch on page 122.

Thanks for wading through it all.



Excellent point, but...

Not so sure this exercise in cronyism actually has anything to do with actual service or IT expertise.