Effectiveness and Efficiency Reviews (E&E Reviews)
“The McGuinty government, Minister Wynne, and the bureaucracy are wrapping themselves in the protective language of templates, transparency and accountability, mistakenly believing that an RFP is the only way to optimize the spending of public funds. It is a myth that greater and greater centralization and consolidation actually produces savings. The best solutions come from communities. More often than not, answers “bubble up”. That is where real savings come from, and this RFP process fails to preserve that strength.”
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These kinds of procurement policies – which reward the lowest cost provider at the expense of quality and other values - have already driven manufacturing off-shore. What will it take for Ontario school bus operators to be able to do business with their own government?
For your information:
Effective immediately the user name and password for the Ministry’s Student Transportation Website has been changed:
- Username: Effectiveness
- Password: Efficiency