On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 13:15, adam beecher wrote:
> We don't appear to be doing a very good job of educated our Government on
> Open Source. Do we really want to see eGovernment powered by Windows XP, IIS
> and SQL Server?
>> >From ElectricNews.Net:
>>http://www.enn.ie/news.html?code=7530418>> "According to the Irish Times, Microsoft has signed a three-year contract to
> supply 33 local authorities with a range of desktop and server products. The
> contract, which is worth up to EUR10 million over three years, is the
> software giant's biggest ever annuity deal in the Republic. The deal was
> made with the Local Government Computer Services Board, a public sector
> organisation that helps local authorities fulfil their information
> technology needs."
Anybody know who I could talk to in the LGCSB about this? I'd like to
call or write to them, cc-ing the relevant Gov't dept, and ask when this
was put out to tender as is the legal requirement. Mainly because I
don't believe it was put out to tender.
It's just a pity this wasn't mentioned a couple of weeks ago, when I
could have made a fuss on 96FM about it.
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