Post by Patrick Torsney on Oct 27, 2010 9:45:04 GMT
I'm getting a number of reports coming in from organisations who are being asked for additional information in respect of their successful bid, following the initial verification queries they had already been asked
The new 'super' verification appears to be much more specific. Here is one example, a few paragraphs taken from an actual request sent via Bravo to one of the organisations that contacted me, with a five day turnaround of the information expected:
"Under Section 15.34 of the Terms and Conditions of Tender, we are writing to seek additional information in relation to your tender to deliver Debt, Housing and Welfare Benefits Services in [AREA] Access Point.
Please could you provide the information requested below for each of these 10 appeal cases in which the Applicant Organisation (or Key Presonnel/Welfare Benefits Supervisor) has made oral or written representations on behalf of clients to the Social Entitlement Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in relation to Social Security and Child Support between 26 February 2009 and 21 April 2010.
For each of these cases please provide the following:
Your case reference
The case start date
The date the application to the Upper Tribunal was made
The date(s) of representation(s) to the Upper Tribunal
The date of the Upper Tribunal's decision (if concluded)
The current status of the case."
From what I can determine, not everyone is being asked. However, I would double-check Bravo if I were you just to make sure you haven't missed any similar request
The question must be then, why make selective requests of only a number of organisational bids as opposed to everyone's? Sampling? Suspicious minds? Tip-offs? Needing to drum up more NMS as someone else is appealing in that area so the offers need to be re-jigged to keep overall NMS cost neutral? For fun?