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  • This article raises some really interesting points about whether the government should try harder to negotiate bulk discounts and whether there would be benefit in buying off-shore to get a better deal, especially from multi-national companies like Apple. It really raises a number of important strategic procurement questions.

  • This issue has been live in the US for some time, and based on a report of the Senate Economics References committee issued in June, it might be coming here too.  Also recommended:  an "Office of the Whistleblower" within ASIC.  If adopted, this will definitely affect both suppliers and government buyers. 

    A very thought provoking item.