Advice group cuts government work

Advice group Twynstra Gudde is to half the number of government contracts it applies for because the state only looks at price, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Monday.

Twynstra Gudde director Roel Geers told the paper it submits offers for some 50 projects a year, but wins just one in three. The Amersfoort-based organisation said it earned over half its 2006 turnover of €58.5m from government contracts.
The home affairs minister estimates total government spending on external advisors tops €500m.

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