David Bucknall suggests (14 January, page 36) that if the industry really wants to prove it can learn from its mistakes, it should clamour for teams such as the one which failed so miserably on the Scottish parliament to be appointed on the next major public sector project.

I think that there is every reason to believe this will happen. Why? Under European Union public procurement legislation, teams are only required to provide evidence of experience of such projects – they don’t have to demonstrate whether this experience benefited the project or not. They “score points” simply because they were there. How extraordinary is that?

Graham Stow, DRA Bristol