I am puzzled about why you are giving such prominence to the changes in Central Office of Information design procurement procedures (News, DW 1 April), yet ignoring the far larger change that is taking place. (I accept you kindly published my letter on 18 March, but that’s the only publicity the matter below has had.)
A huge proportion of Government design expenditure currently goes through departmental rosters, not the COI.
And, as previously reported to you, the departmental rosters are to be subsumed into a giant privatised version of the COI. It is this change that is going to damage small and medium-sized design consultancies throughout the UK.
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