Letter - Tender submissions don't harm creativity

I was surprised to find Verve MD Lorraine Langham expressing alarm that it took her 'a whole day' to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire ('Govt work is great - if you can get it,' 14 April).

I was also surprised that as MD of an agency focused on supporting the public sector she does not appear to subscribe to the principle of rosters.

This method of procurement has been commonplace in all areas of the public sector, and in particular for the projects of central government agencies, for many years.

Evodia spends a significant part of its time completing PQQs and tender submissions, many of which run to hundreds of pages and take far longer than a day to complete. This is a necessary part of our marketing process and does not mean we are any less creative or original. It demonstrates our thorough understanding of clients' needs and the constraints they have to work within while spending taxpayers' money.

Rachel Sullivan, director, Evodia.

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