I read with interest your comment (DW 12 February) on Government procurement of design services.
The way public sector contracts are awarded seems inconsistent and incompetent.
I have run a graphic design consultancy for 20 years, mainly in education. Public sector design needs are best served by small and cost-effective services like ours.
But we lose out time and time again to consultancies vastly over-qualified for the projects on offer, which are thus far more expensive.
The commissioning system does not recognise the many types and levels of service.
I blame the procurement system for not understanding what it is dealing with.
David Hopkins, The Info Group, by e-mail