Government spending

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 22:28
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Agency Department Department of Defence
Portfolio Defence
Division Defence Material Organisation
Branch Aerospace Systems Division
Contract Agency Reference 1n0aa1
Contract Date 3-Mar-2004
End Date
Contract Value ($) 219,083.70
Office Post Code 3027
Description of Contract Torque Wrench Tester Kit
Procurement Method
Confidentiality Reason(s) Blank
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Reply By: Brett - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 22:29

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 22:29
Pushed the wrong button.

Is Govt spending out of control?
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 23:03

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 23:03
There was a great quote in the movie "Independence Day" where the President is lead into the supposed secret labs in Area 51 out under the Nevada deserts.

When the President looks around and sees all the $$$$ of hardware and people running around he asks "How did you pay for all this stuff and why did I not know about it?" The nearest 4 star General replies "You don't think we REALLY spend $60,000 dollars apiece on toilet seats in submarines do you!"

I wonder how true that is in this case????????????????

I actually work in Procurement for a Govt agency. There are many times when we spend more money on the procurement process (specification/tendering/advertising/vendor query response/evaluation/contract management etc) than the actual value of the purchase that is paid to the supplier. All in the interest of public accountability!! If the private sector did deals the same way they would go broke!

StevenLPlaydoe GXL TD Manual
It's on order, Delivery in April '04.
This pic will have to do till then. Can't wait!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 23:08

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 23:08
Yes Steve, but if some one stole a stamp or used a phone for a personal call, there would be another public service bashing flare up.
Pity the polly's weren't so accountable. I'd rather have my bum on a beach in Broome
Than be stuck here in this damn room.
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