Thursday, 4 October 2012

ICWC fiasco results in new Thameslink challenge

This from the Derby Telegraph...

Four Tory MPs have asked the Department for Transport to look again at its decision not to award Derby train-maker Bombardier a lucrative contract following yesterday's furore over its handling of the bidding process for the West Coast Main Line rail franchise.

One of the MPs, Mid Derbyshire's Pauline Latham, attacked the department as "not fit for purpose" following yesterday's announcement by the Tory-Lib Dem Government that it was scrapping the decision to award the franchise to FirstGroup.

Good to see Conservative MP's acting in the interests of their constituents and local industry.

Now who is going to take the lead in challenging the Incredibly Expensive Procurement - currently at £4.9bn and counting!