Rostergate: the scores on the doors

Roman Gladiator

Roman Gladiator

A dozen agencies shortlisted for the Scottish Government’s PR roster were asked to duke it out – so how exactly did they fare?

Invitation to Tender is the procurement equivalent of the gladiatorial pit: a bloodying and exhausting ordeal.

Tales reach me of agencies spending up to three months producing epic documents; of staff working nights and weekends to put in the extra work required to complete sheaves of paperwork so thick, they would easily choke a horse.

In the end, all the hard work came down to something quite humbling – a simple mark out of 100.

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