dickytim:Ragnor: There is no evidence that I've seen that Visionstream will be less effective than Transfield for the work Telecom needs done. I don't see how quality will magically suffer just because another company came up with a more competitive bid than Transfield.
if a job is paid x amount regarless of the time it takes then wont the contractors be trying to complete the job in the quickest, sometimes that means taking shortcuts,
After speaking to the contractor at work yesterday the issue that most of them has is less about buying their own vans, equiptment etc but the travel allowances and the like, well in this guy's view anyway.
Not all the time - if that is the case then significant analysis will be done - from my memory of the service company performance report all this stuff is monitored, and if this is the case, then it signals a need for more quality control training, or improvement in their business processes