True, but any decent software company would be able to work with a That’s what I do I drive trucks and I know things shirt to get the requirements detailed in full. It is a key part of the early development lifecycle. I having spent a career doing this i would have thought the supplier and client would. But sellers sell what they think their client wants, buyers buy what they think the supplier was selling. In Scotland we call this pee the bed blame the blanket. Most clients have a vague idea of what they want, and it is the job of the supplier to work with them to develop that idea into a full functional spec. We would probably never see the contracts but the fact that the government still go back to the same big names who screwed up previously suggests that there are idiots on both sides.
Do they not look around properly in the world That’s what I do I drive trucks and I know things shirt. In Germany they just started a brand new app which is completely anonymous, all data are just in the phone and nobody knows who is who until an alarm rings. Then, and only then the other phones can be back tracked. No personal data involved, no central server needed and it functions. Well it is Britain, they cannot do things right at all, Germany much more efficient, Britain thinks they are better than everybody else. They look down at other countries and cannot do anything right.