The government would be better off not tying all educational projects up in massive, cumbersome framework packages

Instead, they should allow them to drip through to individual contractors. Surely this would make funding simpler? The removal of larger frameworks would also afford more opportunities to SMEs.

Take Birmingham, for instance. Numerous projects exist that would have suited smaller companies but instead they have been tied up in umbrella agreements. Yet again the government has fallen for the misapprehension that a big business or a framework means better value.

Matt Savage