LFT delivery contract ‘goes against procurement policy’

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 6:23pm

Post Office chair expresses concern over ‘gig economy’ contract

The chair of the Isle of Man Post Office says government should ‘practice what it preaches’ after awarding a lateral flow kit delivery contract to an independent courier service.

Julie Edge says she’s disappointed the taxpayer-funded service wasn’t given the contract.

The Communication Workers Union expressed concerns about the government selecting a ‘gig economy’ supplier, but the government insists pricing and quality was taken into account.

Ms Edge says the decision goes against the government’s procurement policy:

Julie Edge is also standing as a candidate for Onchan in the upcoming House of Keys General Election.

The other candidates for the constituency are Rob Callister, James Cherry and Michael Leather.

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