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02Aug91 UK: LOW TENDERS MAY MEAN UNDERSPENDING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT.

Any filip to the effort to convincing the Government to invest more in roads is probably a good thing for the industry. But last week's plea from the director general of the Confederation of British Industry, John Banham, is unlikely to have helped much.The employers' body apparently got the idea that low tenders will mean massive underspending in cash terms at the Department of Transport. The idea has also got around that cut-throat tendering has brought 30 per cent reductions in contract ...

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