In the 1980s and 1990s because Margaret Thatcher thought that the private sector was, by definition, much more competent and efficient in these matters than the public sector, local authorities were required to offer certain services for open competition.
Margaret Thatcher was a horrible divisive politician who drove a wedge in British society, she destroyed the engineering heritage and the manufacturing economy that was based on hard work and sweat and replaced it with a service sector economy based on lies and greed. If it wasn’t for Tony Blair she would surely be remembered as the worst Prime Minister of the Twentieth Century!
This is my second post about Private v Public Sector and it is where I explain why Private Sector companies are so successful in winning Government contracts…
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Tagged Cory Environmental, Margaret Thatcher, Privatisation, Refuse Collection, Refuse Collection Vehicles, Serviceteam, Sita UK
“Compulsory competitive tendering was introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s to force councils to outsource or privatise services. Everything was up for sale from NHS cleaning and catering, to road maintenance to refuse. The plan was based on cost and profit, not providing a service, making a profit means slashing the service and worsening workers’ terms and conditions.” The Socialist Worker
So, contract awarded, mission accomplished, winning the work had been a piece of cake and hacking off the entire work force a relatively straight forward process that usually took only a couple of hours at a work force meeting but now came the really tricky part when someone had to plan the work.
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Blunders and Bodger carry out a thorough review of a proposed tender submission!
Cory Environmental was rather like working for the waste collection equivalent of the keystone cops. I mentioned before that my opportunity to work for the Company was almost entirely due to their incompetence at preparing a realistic tender and they were certain to win the work in the first place because the always managed to under price the bid. In the 1980s and 1990s because Margaret Thatcher thought that the private sector was, by definition, much more competent and efficient in these matters than the public sector, local authorities were required to offer certain services for open competition.
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