E-tendering is so tedious it excludes smaller groups

Is anyone else gobsmacked by the ridiculous systems and the illiterate, over-complicated, irrelevant, bureaucratic e-tendering systems produced by Government and councils?

Do public institutions really think they are going to get the best creative work from consultancies that have the time or the mentality to fill in these forms? Large groups may employ people to do this – small, creative groups do not.

Infuriating log-in procedures, poorly-worded questionnaires, over-generalised requirements, and inhuman interfaces make for a frustrating experience.

We used to complain about free pitches, but now you need to jump through hoops before you can even do this.

Simon Hutton, Managing director, To the point, London SE1

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