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Isle of Wight contract 'illegal'

An official probe by Isle of Wight Council last week confirmed that consultancy work on an £18M road scheme on the island was illegally procured.The investigation by solicitors Wragge & Co found that consultancy work was awarded illegally to consultant High Point Rendell following a landslip along the A3055 Undercliffe Drive 2001.The award was made in contravention of European Union procurement law because the contract was not put out to tender.Failings ...

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